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SOE Memorial

Memorial to Special Operations Executive outside Lambeth Palace.

This is the plaque on the north side of the memorial. It reads:

 

The Heros of Telemark

In 1945 Norwegian resistance commandos

sponsored by the S.O.E.

raided the enemy occupied Norsk Hydro plant

in the Telemark region of Norway.

This successful raid sabotaged the

machinery that was producing heavy water

which is used in the manufacture of

the atomic bomb.

Thanks to those heroic Norwegian commandos

the enemy's attempt to develop

the atomic bomb was thwarted.

 

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Taken on May 23, 2010