01x06 - Episode 6

Episode transcripts for the TV mini-series "The Heavy Water w*r" (AKA "Kampen om tungtvannet" and "The Saboteurs"). Aired: January 2015 to February 2015.
"The Heavy Water w*r" (original Norwegian title "Kampen om tungtvannet" and UK title "The Saboteurs") tells the story behind h*tler's plan of Germany getting the atomic b*mb during WW2, and the heavy water sabotages in Rjukan, Norway, seen from four angles, the German side, the allied, the saboteurs and the company side.
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01x06 - Episode 6

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(Sheep bleat)

We have Simenon on radio and Haukelid with two local guys to execute the mission.

They will place 19lbs of high expl*sives below deck, something which ought to create an 11-square-foot hole.

The ferry with all its cargo should go down in less than five minutes, too fast to get to shore before it sinks.


Another attempt, another blast, another f*ck of people die.

That's w*r. There's a price to pay for success.

But how successful were we, really?

We lost 41 men with Freshman.

We sabotaged the factory only to have the Germans rebuild it in two months, then listened to the Yanks and b*mb the entire valley.

All right.

And now... we're about to blow up a passenger ferry.

Very successful.

It's w*r, Julie, you told me.

(Sheep bleat)


Excuse me, sir.


Have you got a minute?

Yes, what can I do for you?

How sure are we? How far down the line are they with the b*mb?

Any new information I haven't got?

Well, we're never sure.

You know that Werner Heisenberg gave Niels Bohr a sketch that we thought for some time showed a b*mb, but which is most likely to have been for a reactor, as you thought.

But if you have a reactor, you can make plutonium.

If you have plutonium, you can make a b*mb.

Now, we don't know if Heisenberg did it to warn us, to frighten us, to help us or just to impress.

And that's why we have to sink the shipment, because we don't know.

We do know that Heisenberg regards the heavy water as essential to his b*mb project.

We're afraid.

That's the reality.



(Door opens)

(Door closes)


(Distant screaming)


39 barrels down.

18 d*ad.

Minus four Germans.

Most below deck.

Third class, probably trapped in the dark, if they didn't get caught by the expl*si*n.

There was a man on deck who got crushed to death by train coaches, trying to get a lifeboat out.

Most went into the water without a life jacket and drowned.

The only boat that was used was the one that was on starboard side, and that holds only eight.

Well, head office are very pleased.

They consider heavy water operations finished.

An example of precise warfare with the minimal amount of casualties, which has given us a huge advantage in our continuous battles.

That's Churchill. He sends his congratulations.

Congratulations, sir.




(Distant explosions)


Yes, Operation Sunshine, the protection of power and dam installations in Southern Norway, to prevent the Germans from destroying too much before they surrender.

You've been chosen to lead the operation with Parson as second in command and Skinnarland on radio duties.

The rest of the group you pick yourself.


I thought this was what you always wanted.

To go back to Norway, get out into the field again?

If you'd rather stay here just until the end of hostilities and then go and see your wife and children, it's no problem, I can...

Of course not. The w*r's not over yet.

Thank you, sir.

Good man.

Well, you're certainly not going to miss the fish.

You don't get fishes like this in Norway.

Not really, no.


I can't.

It must be very beautiful this time of year.

It's always beautiful.

Do you know what I miss the most about Norway?

The horizons, wherever you look.


It's been a while.

You must come and visit.

My house is big.

Well, that could be awkward.

I might go back to university, do another degree.

That's a good idea.

This country needs good bird-watchers.

It certainly does.

It's going to be strange not to have a w*r.


What else to it?


♪ Show me the way to go home ♪
♪ I'm tired and I want to go to bed ♪
♪ Well, I had a little drink about an hour ago ♪
♪ And it's gone right to my head ♪
♪ No matter where I roam ♪
♪ Over land or sea or foam ♪
♪ You will always hear me singing a song ♪
♪ Show me the way to go home. ♪





Thank you, guys.


You didn't think we'd let you get away that easily, did you?

Skinnarland sends his love.

Apparently they're in trouble with a police chief who's thr*at to blow their cover, so you are going to be very busy.


♪ And so say all of us ♪
♪ And so say all of us ♪
♪ For he's a jolly good fellow ♪
♪ For he's a jolly good fellow ♪
♪ For he's a jolly good fell-ow... ♪

Well, the w*r should be over in a couple of months.

Might pop over and see you myself.

Good luck, Tronstad.

Thank you.


See you soon.

Welcome to London, Mr Heisenberg.

I'm Major Julie Smith, Special Operations Executive.

I'm in charge of the debriefing of the German atomic programme.

Would you care to follow me?


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