“The Heavy Water War” (Amazon Prime)

Contributor David Zalob


 Also recommend the six one hour installs of “The Heavy Water War” (2015), set mainly in Norge during World War II.  The early episodes are a crash course in Nuclear Physics 101. While Norsk Hydro (Norway’s PG&E) figures prominently in it, it mainly explores military strategy, and more significantly, science and ethics refracted from many vantage points. Not your usual WW II war story, this series’ focus is the gray lines of separating right and wrong during war. One of my LL.M cohorts is presently general counsel for Norsk Hydro and we’re now trading emails about the checkered history of Norsk Hydro during the war. The movie features maniacal Nazis, conflicted collaborators, “King and Country” Norwegian resistance operatives and, particularly at Norsk Hydro, war profiteers in total paradox. 

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