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||Genre: Documentary, History, War
||Director: Stephen Burns,
||Stars: Documentary, History, War
||Synopsis: Showcases 3 major events during World War 2 involving both the Europeans and Pacific conflicts. The Raids to destroy Nazi Germany's heavy water production based in Norway, plus the final ...
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The three elements of the war that are covered are (1) the destruction
of the Nazi's heavy water in Norway; (2) the Japanese midget submarines
and their fate at Pearl Harbor; and (3) the Kamikaze attacks late in
the Pacific War.
There were three attacks on the heavy water plant hidden away on a
mountainside in Norway. It was difficult to damage it because of its
location but it was extremely important because German scientists
intended to use heavy water (D2O) as insulation in processing
radioactive materials to be used in a nuclear bomb.
The first attempt was a disaster. A handful of Norwegian commandos from
England parachuted onto the isolated snowy mountain field and lighted
fires to guide gliders. The gliders, and the bombers towing them,
missed the landing site, crashed, and all aboard were killed --
outright or by execution. The Norwegian commandos were stranded and
survived only by shooting one reindeer and eating a porridge made of
reindeer blood, brains, and stomach contents. Served at room
temperature with a robust red wine, not really.
A second, successful attempt was made to sneak into the plant by the
commandos, reenforced by additional paratroopers. They held a Norwegian
clerk at gunpoint while setting the demolition charges. The clerk
pleaded with them. They could blow up the plant but could they help him
find his eyeglasses? Glasses were very hard to come by in wartime
Norway. So while the charges were being set, the clerk and his captors
searched the office until the missing eyeglasses were located. The
damage was only temporary.
A third attempt was made by 176 B-17s who tried to bomb the plant. Most
of the damage was to nearby civilians and the heavy water went
untouched. By this time, the Germans decided to move the heavy water to
Germany itself, but the store was destroyed when the commandos blew up
the public ferry carrying it -- and many innocent Norwegian civilians
-- across an icy lake. The ferry, its cargo, and its passengers sank
The attempts to destroy heavy water are shown in what appears to be a
post-war Norwegian movie about the event. Surviving commandos describe
There are no survivors of the five Japanese midget submarines deployed
at Pearl Harbor. None did any damage. All but one were sunk. The last
drifted until it washed ashore and its captain became Prisoner of War
The tone of the narrative describing the Kamikaze attacks in the final
months of the war is somewhat retrogressive. The attacks are described
as "incomprehensible," the pilots as "fanatics" who are "eager to die."
That doesn't promote our understanding of their motives much. One of
the Japanese talking heads also described the situation as
"incomprehensible" -- now that the war is over -- but it's probably
easier for a person to entertain contradictory attitudes if he has been
influenced by Zen Buddhism. This is the longest segment of the program,
probably because so many people on both sides were involved that there
are many surviving participants to comment, and because there is an
abundance of combat footage of the kamikaze attacks.
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