Corby steel workers played a pivotal role during the 2nd World War. When Europe was invaded by the Axis Powers, the steel workers of Corby helped to develop the under the ocean pipeline (also known as PLUTO).
These Pipe-Lines Under The Ocean, which some would say played an integral role in the allied forces’ eventual victory, allowed for the transportation of oil between England & France. This allowed vehicles to remain refuelled & in preparation for battle, particularly after D Day.
The steel workers in Corby provided the basic steel pipe, which was subsequently modified by professionals elsewhere in the country.