During World War II, the Norwegian resistance launched a series of sabotage actions against Hydroelectric plant in Vemor, Norway. Why?

to distrupt work of German airfields
to disrupt work of oilfields
to disrupt work of U-boat bases
to disrupt German nuclear project
In 1934, at Vemork, Norsk Hydro built the first com­mer­cial plant capable of pro­duc­ing heavy water as a byprod­uct of fer­til­iz­er pro­duc­tion. In 1943, a team of British-­trained Nor­we­gian com­man­dos suc­ceed­ed in de­stroy­ing the pro­duc­tion facility with a second attempt, Op­er­a­tion Gun­ner­side. Op­er­a­tion Gun­ner­side was later eval­u­at­ed as the most suc­cess­ful act of sabotage in all of World War II.

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to distrupt work of German airfields
to disrupt work of oilfields
to disrupt work of U-boat bases
to disrupt German nuclear project
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flagFinland
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80%
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flagAustralia
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76%
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flagCanada
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flagItaly
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flagthe United Kingdom
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flagGermany
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flagthe United States
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flagSweden
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flagPoland
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flagthe Netherlands
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flagNorway
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flagCzech Republic
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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flagFrance
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flagIndia
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flagUnknown
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flagDenmark
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flagSpain
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flagBelgium
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flagUkraine
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men53%
women46%
to distrupt work of German airfields
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to disrupt work of oilfields
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to disrupt work of U-boat bases
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to disrupt German nuclear project
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