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Diary Excerpts on Stopping Hitler’s Atomic Bomb

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$10.00 – $15.00

The recent hit Oppenheimer made us all that much more familiar with the great concern that Germany would be the first to create “The Bomb”. But on the night of February 27/28, 1943, in one of the most daring acts of sabotage of WWII, a handful of commandos managed to infiltrate and destroy a heavily guarded facility in a remote mountainside in Norway that produced “heavy water,” a key element in the development of a nuclear bomb, bringing their production to a halt. For his second appearance at CLS, hear Timothy Boyce, editor of a WWII concentration camp diary written by Norwegian Odd Nansen, in his description of this daring raid and unheralded chapter in the history of the atomic bomb, which was but one of a series of prior attempts to destroy the facility (several of which ended in catastrophic failure), and later came to be known as the “Heavy Water War.”

About Timothy Boyce

Timothy Boyce practiced law for many years, most recently serving as the Managing Partner of the Charlotte, NC office of Dechert LLP, an international law firm. He holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Finance, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He received a B.S. from Georgetown University. Tim’s articles have appeared in The Quarterly Journal of Military History, World War II Magazine, The Scandinavian Review and Viking Magazine. Tim, who lives in Tryon, NC, retired in 2014 to devote full time to writing and speaking.


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Diary Excerpts on Stopping Hitler's Atomic Bomb
$ 10.00
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Diary Excerpts on Stopping Hitler's Atomic Bomb
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October 3
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10.00 – $15.00