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The Secret History of RDXThe Super-Explosive that Helped Win World War II$
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Colin F. Baxter

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780813175287

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813175287.001.0001

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Canada and RDX

Canada and RDX

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The Secret History of RDX

Colin F. Baxter

University Press of Kentucky

The early involvement of Canada in the development of RDX. Dr. J. H. Ross and R. W. Schiessler discovered a different process for making RDX, which for a brief time was considered the most economical way to make large quantities of RDX. The Canadian-American RDX Committee was composed of scientists from both countries.

Keywords:   Dr. Otto Maass, National Research Council of Canada, Clarence Decatur Howe, J. R. Donald, Dr. George Wright, Ross-Sutherland mission to the United Kingdom, U.S.-Canada RDX Committee

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