Behind Enemy Lines

Title:                      Behind Enemy Lines

Author:                 James Dean Sanderson

Sanderson, James Dean (1959). Behind Enemy Lines. Princeton, NJ: Van Nostrand

LCCN:    59013852

D802.A2 S3


Date Posted:      May 4, 2016

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[1]

James Dean Sanderson, in “The A-Bomb That Never Was, ” in his Behind Enemy Lines, pp. 138-57, gives a description of operations SWALLOW and GUNNERSIDE, which were British Special Operations Executive (SOE) actions taken to destroy the Norwegian electrochemical plant, Norsk Hydro, and to prevent the heavy water made there from reaching Germany. Based on scientific intelligence information and analyses, the 1943 operation was designed to slow down the German atomic bomb program which was thought at the time to be ahead of the U.S. program. See also Knut Haukelid’s Skis Against The Atom[2] (chapter 17, section B),

[1] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 113

[2] Haukelid, Knut (1974, 1989). Skis Against The Atom (2nd rev. ed.) Minot, ND: North American Heritage Press

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2 Responses to Behind Enemy Lines

  1. Pingback: Scientific and Technical Intelligence, Chapter 10 | Intelligence Analysis and Reporting

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