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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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The Aftermath

The Aftermath

(p.139) 12 The Aftermath
The Secret History of RDX

Colin F. Baxter

University Press of Kentucky

World War II had been over for five years. The incredible saga of RDX and the phenomenal accomplishments of the Tennessee Eastman Company and Holston Ordnance Works were fading into the recent past. Public attention turned to the Cold War with the Soviet Union; however, a case involving espionage at Holston Ordnance Works in 1943 would make newspaper headlines in 1950. In June 1950, a former employee of Holston Ordnance, Alfred Dean Slack, was arrested by the FBI, charged with a 1943 act of espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union, and sentenced to ten years in prison.

Keywords:   Alfred Dean Slack, Espionage, Spy, Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Crime

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