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Spies in the Congo

A. Susan Williams

Spies in the Congo

America"s atomic mission in World War II

by A. Susan Williams

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. Office of Strategic Services,
  • United States,
  • Equipment and supplies,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Uranium mines and mining,
  • Atomic bomb,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-327), filmography (page 329), and index.

    StatementSusan Williams
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD810.S7 W4796 2016, DT657 .W54 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiv, 369 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages369
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27215982M
    ISBN 101610396545
    ISBN 109781610396547
    LC Control Number2016936154
    OCLC/WorldCa962172953, 929917558


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“ — The ScotsmanBrand: PublicAffairs. Book review: Spies in the Congo by Susan Williams Espionage ensured the USA acquired uranium in the Congo for its atomic bombs and kept it from the Germans, writes Vin Arthey By The Newsroom. Spies in the Congo is the untold story of one of the most tightly-guarded secrets of the Second World War: America's desperate struggle to secure enough uranium to build its atomic Shinkolobwe mine in the Belgian Congo was the most important deposit of uranium yet discovered anywhere on earth, vital to the success of the Manhattan :   Spies in the Congo is a welcome addition to the genre of World War II history and the first book to tackle this important and overlooked subject.

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Roosevelt in that the world's only supply of. Spies in the Congo is the untold story of one of the most tightly-guarded secrets of the Second World War: America's desperate struggle to secure enough uranium to build its atomic Shinkolobwe mine in the Belgian Congo was the most important deposit of uranium yet discovered anywhere on earth, vital to the success of the Manhattan Project.

Once the US Manhattan Project was committed to developing atomic weapons for the war against Germany and Japan, the rush to procure this uranium became a top priorityone deemed vital to the welfare of the United States.” But covertly exporting it from Africa posed a major risk: the ore had to travel via a spy-infested Angolan port or 1, miles by rail through the Congo, and then be shipped by.

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Spies in the Congo is the untold story of one of the most tightly-guarded secrets of the Second World War: America's desperate struggle to secure enough uranium to build its atomic Shinkolobwe mine in the Belgian Congo was the most important deposit of uranium yet discovered anywhere on earth, vital to the success of the Manhattan Project/5(99).

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