Joachim Rønneberg has died. He was the last living link with the heroics of the Norwegian resistance’s sabotage of the Nazi driver for the atomic bomb, via infiltration of the Norsk Hydro plant. The story was rather fictionalised in the movie The Heroes of Telemark. Neal Bascomb’s The Winter Fortress is a good account of the incredible stories of these modest, brave and resourceful men.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Joachim Rønneberg, last living member of the 1943 Gunnerside operation against the heavy water plant at Vemork, passed away this morning, aged 99. A true hero, who inspired generations of special ops. <a href=”https://t.co/hiV0pdezKr”>https://t.co/hiV0pdezKr</a></p>— Malfrid (@Malfrid_BH) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Malfrid_BH/status/1053976022851432455?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>October 21, 2018</a></blockquote> https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>The last of the Heroes of Telemark, Joachim Rønneberg (99) has passed away. He led <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/OperationGunnerside?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#OperationGunnerside</a> against Nazi Germany’s heavy water production plant in occupied Norway, which could have been used to produce nuclear weapons <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIP?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#RIP</a> <a href=”https://t.co/VobGseykRJ”>pic.twitter.com/VobGseykRJ</a></p>— Torunn Viste (@Tvistee) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Tvistee/status/1054037980502024192?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>October 21, 2018</a></blockquote> https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js