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Most Secret: The Hidden History of Orford Ness


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Reveals the history of Britain's most hidden research and testing site for the military

Orford Ness is so secret a place that most people have never even heard of it. Yet, the role it played in inventing and testing weapons over the course of the 20th century was far more significant and much longer than that of Bletchley Park. Nestled on a remote part of the Suffolk coast, Orford Ness operated for more than 80 years as a highly classified research and testing site for the British military, the Atomic Research Establishment, and, at one point, even the U.S. Department of Defense. The work conducted here by some of the greatest "boffins" of past generations played a crucial role in winning the three great wars of the 20th century: the First, Second, and the Cold. This book reveals an incredible history, rich with ingenuity and intrigue, and has been updated to include details on "Cobra Mist"—the joint UK and U.S. radar project to spy on the Soviets. New material on this subject includes recently declassified archives.

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Paddy Heazell writes for a number of publications, including the Daily Telegraph, and appeared as an expert historian in various BBC broadcasts. Dick Strawbridge is best-known for presenting It's Not Easy Being Green and Coast.

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Heazell, Paddy
History Press (SC)
Strawbridge, Dick
Military - Weapons
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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Military » British Military
History and Social Science » Military » Weapons » General
History and Social Science » Military » World War I
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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