Unearthed: Secrets of the devastation caused by Grand Slam, the largest WWII bomb ever tested in the UK
David KeysThe final secrets of Britain's largest-ever conventional weapon of war are being 'unearthed' by archaeologists.
Geophysics experts are using ground-penetrating radar and other high tech methods to 'x-ray' the ground, in a remote area of the New Forest in Hampshire, to shed new light on the most powerful top secret World War Two weapon test ever carried out in the UK.
The weapon - a bomb designed by the British aircraft and munitions inventor, Barnes Wallis, and codenamed 'Grand Slam' - was almost 26 foot long and weighed 22,000 pounds, substantially bigger than any other wartime explosive device ever developed by Britain.
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"Unearthed: Secrets of the devastation caused by Grand Slam, the largest WWII bomb ever tested in the UK ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2014. Consulté le 10/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/unearthed-secrets-of-the-devastation-caused-by-grand-slam-the-largest-wwii-bomb-ever-tested-in-the-uk-