A Conversation for Chemistry of the Group 2 Elements - Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ra
BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows Started conversation Jul 6, 2008
In 1918 German scientists perfected the 'Elektron Bomb', a magnesium bomb which burned in air and water alike with a ferociously hot flame.
They were tiny enough to be dropped in thousands, and were able to penetrate attic roofs. A single bomber coud turn the whole of London into a blazing inferno.
A quarter of a century later, Elektron Bombs would be used in a British Fire Plan, against the people who invented them
Book Review of 'The First Blitz' (Neil Hanson, Doubleday, 2008) by Christopher Hudson writing in the D.Mail 04/07/08
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