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Ray Mears - The Real Heroes of Telemark - Signed Copy

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Ray Mears - The Real Heroes of Telemark - Signed Copy


  EAN 9780340830161
Weight: 290 g         14 reviews
The Real Heroes of Telemark: The True Story of the Secret Mission to Stop Hitler's Atomic Bomb.

In 1943, four men parachuted onto a Norwegian glacier, equipped with only the most basic equipment. Their mission was to prevent the Nazi regime from building an atomic bomb.

As in the BBC2 television series of the same name, The Real Heroes of Telemark tells the true story of this gruelling campaign, showing how these men's ability to survive in extreme conditions influenced the outcome of World War II.

Theirs is a journey which is retraced in Woodlore's Heroes of Telemark expedition, thus making this book ideal reading for those thinking of attending this course.

  • Dimensions: 12.2 x 19.6 cm
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • Author: Ray Mears
  • ISBN: 0340830166
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton


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Product Reviews

Ray Mears - The Real Heroes of Telemark - Signed Copy is rated 5/5 based on 14 customer reviews.

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  1 of 14

  Well-written story about real heroes who displayed amazing courage  

30th December, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 14

  A very interesting and exciting historical book that is well written and engrossing from the beginning. Amazing achievement by a group of amazing people, without whose efforts the outcome of World War 2 might have been very different.  

  Foldweg Bradshaw
28th April, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 14

  As with everything else written or presented by Mr Mears, this is both informative and interesting. Mears delves into all aspects of this daring operation with a depth of knowledge and understanding that most historians and authors could never achieve. Indeed, Mr Mears recreated the survival aspects of the operation for himself. This allows him to speak with authority on the subject, which enables him to effectively convey the desperate conditions the Norwegian team lived under for so many months. A very effective book.  

  Mark Allen
25th November, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 14

  The story is about a group of incredibly brave people, dedicated to carrying out an almost impossible mission. Excellent well written book. A very gripping story...very moving. The delivery was as on time as planned. First class all round.  

  D R Hawkey
3rd July, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 14

  Great story well researched and told.  

  Frank Lyons
29th January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 14

  Always loved this amazing tale of extreme endurance, Ray has painstakingly researched the true story not the glossy Hollywood version that barely touches on the extreme story of winter survival.  

5th January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 14

  I first read a library copy of Ray's The Real Heroes of Telemark book in the noughties after watching his TV documentary of the same name. The movie with Kirk Douglas was on at Easter, which made me think I would like to have my own copy of the book. I was delighted to find that I could buy the book directly from the Woodlore website and that the copy would be signed by Ray himself. I was also pleased to find that I was not charged any postage fees and the book arrived very promptly and of course signed. The book is a cracking read and gives an engaging and well written account of the spectacular bravery of the Norwegian men who helped change the course of history. It is also very clear that destiny played her hand in how the events unfolded from the moment that one of the Norwegian men captured a Nazi boat and sailed it to England. Thank you to them all and thank you to Ray for documenting it.  

  Y K Nelson
12th April, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 14

  I'm a patriot; I love history and bushcraft. This books covers all those subjects. Ray Mears has integrity and this shows in his programmes and books. This book tells the true story of Telemark. Remarkable feats of bravery and bushcraft that came together when the world needed them.  

  C Neve
31st October, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 14

  Really looking forward to reading the book after watching the TV series of the same name.  

3rd April, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 14

  Fantastic read, highly recommended.  

  Craig Allen Rayner
6th February, 2014

Rated: 5/5

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