A Norwegian resistance fighter who sabotaged Hitler’s nuclear bomb ambitions during the World War Two has died aged 99.
War hero Joachim Ronneberg formed and led the six-man Operation Gunnerside team, who raided a heavily-guarded Nazi plant in Telmark, Norway, in February 1943.
The mission was later turned into Hollywood film ‘The Heroes of Telemark’, starring Kirk Douglas, in 1965.
After the war, the former First Lieutenant became a journalist but later spoke out about his experiences and became known for talking to young people about the conflict.
‘He is one of our great heroes,’ Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg told NTB news agency.
‘Ronneberg is probably the last of the best known resistance fighters to pass away.’
Ronneberg was born in Aalesund, Norway, in 1919 and fled the country aged in 1940 aged 21 after the Nazis invaded. Read more