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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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(p.63) 7 Canada and RDX
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The Secret History of RDX
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Colin F. Baxter

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813175287.003.0008

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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