Great Series on Netflix, "The Heavy Water Wars"

Great Series on Netflix, “The Heavy Water Wars”

This is a great new series on Netflix with a full six episode arch. Great script, well-acted and very informative. I love the speech at the beginning of this short video and being the World War II buff that I am I am surprised I didn’t know anything about this sabotage operation. I am particular fascinated with the German researchers fight to build the Atom Bomb.

I couldn’t get over how he rationalized his research as pure science no matter what the ultimate result of his research would be. Watch his body language as he discusses the research and compare it to mathematician Alan Turing’s discussion of his code breaking research (performed by Benedict Cumberbatch) in The Imitation Game.  Knowing what we ultimately did with the atom bomb, makes you examine what makes one researcher the good guy and another the bad guy.

The Heavy Water War (original title Kampen om tungtvannet and alternative title The Saboteurs(UK)) is a six-episode TV miniseries produced by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.[1] It is a Norwegian/Danish/British co-production, directed by Per-Olav Sørensen that tells the story about the German nuclear weapon project and the heavy water sabotage in Norway to disturb it during the Second World War, with a particular emphasis on the role of Leif Tronstad.[2][3]

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