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Most secret : the hidden history of Orford Ness

Author: Paddy Heazell; National Trust (Great Britain)
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, in association with National Trust, 2013. ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Many of the inventions that won both the First and Second World Wars including the first use of parachutes, Zeppelin-destroying ammunition, bouncing bombs, rockets, bombsights and missiles were created and tested at Orford Ness in Suffolk. This book uncovers the real military history behind its myths and legends.
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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paddy Heazell; National Trust (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9780752491592 0752491598
OCLC Number: 1067191615
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Setting the Scene --
Orford Background --
Visitors' Voices --
ch. 2. The First World War and the RFC comes to the Ness --
Three Great Men of the Ness --
ch. 3. Wartime Pioneers --
The Holder Contribution --
The Zeppelin Menace --
Night Flying --
Hitting the Target --
ch. 4. Widening Horizons : RFC to RAF --
The Butley Outstation --
Auxiliary Forces --
McKerrow's Contribution --
The Orford Ness Railway --
To Care and Maintenance --
ch. 5. Inter-War Years --
Trials Resume --
First of the Beams --
T̀he Bomber Will Always Get Through' --
Scientists Take Over --
Radar Wins the Argument --
The Watson Watt Legacy --
ch. 6. Pre-War Research --
The Science of Bombing --
Air Gunnery --
Preparing for War --
ch. 7. The Research Station at War --
The Shingle Street Myth --
The Battle Comes to Suffolk --
Lethality, Vulnerability and Ballistics --
Off Duty on the Ness --
ch. 8. The Ness Post-War --
RAF Orford Ness? --
Bomb Ballistics and Firing Trials Note continued: Rockets --
The Great Flood --
Spark-Photography Research --
ch. 9. Atom Bombs Over Suffolk --
AWRE Turns Suffolk Nuclear --
The WE177 Atomic Bomb --
Hard Target Testing --
AWRE Boffins' Tales --
Commercial Testing --
Security --
Station Secretary --
ch. 10. Cobra Mist : Over the Horizon Radar --
Transport Solutions --
Progress Slows --
Lost in the Mist --
An Unexplained Ring --
The Plugs are Pulled --
ch. 11. Orford Mess --
What to do with the Ness --
The Nuclear Might-Have-Been --
Over to Àuntie' --
The Rendlesham UFO --
Scrap and Demolition --
ch. 12. The Military Departs --
The National Trust Acquisition --
Open to the Public --
ch. 13. Epilogue.
Responsibility: Paddy Heazell ; foreword by Dick Strawbridge MBE.
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