Edgar Sengier

Edgar Sengier

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edgar Sengier (1879-Cannes, 26 July 1963) was the director of the Belgian Union Mini re du Haut Katanga during World War II. Sengier is credited with giving the American government access to much of the uranium necessary for the Manhattan Project. He was the first non-American civilian to be awarded the Medal for Merit by the United States government.Sengier graduated in 1903 as a mining engineer from the University of Leuven and joined the Belgian Union Mini re du Haut Katanga (UMHK) as it was beginning to exploit mines in the Congolese province of Katanga. The UMHK was a subsidiary of the Union, which was itself part of the Soci t G n rale de Belgique. The Soci t 's activity was, among other things, to mine copper deposits in Katanga.show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135799916
  • 9786135799910