Daniel Uziel's Arming the Luftwaffe: The German Aviation Industry in World PDF

By Daniel Uziel

ISBN-10: 0786465212

ISBN-13: 9780786465217

In the course of global struggle II, aviation was once one of the biggest commercial branches of the 3rd Reich. approximately forty percentage of overall German battle construction, and million humans, have been all in favour of the manufacture of airplane and air strength gear. according to German files, Allied intelligence reviews, and eyewitness money owed, this learn explores the army, political, clinical, and social features of Germany's wartime aviation undefined: creation, learn and improvement, Allied assaults, international employees and slave exertions, and everyday life and dealing stipulations within the factories. Testimony from Holocaust survivors who labored within the factories offers a compelling new standpoint at the heritage of the 3rd Reich.

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57 Because the aviation industry had expanded so rapidly since the Nazis came to power, it is obvious that most firms — even those with less enthusiastic supporters of nationalsocialism at the top — sought to implement the new ideals concerning lifestyle, family values, health, hygiene and leisure in their new and expanding communities. “Community” was the keyword in those prewar years. By creating a so-called Betriebsgemeinschaft, each factory sought to structure the life of its employees in order to bring them in line with the new ideals.

It soon began transferring to the French firm the design work and production of some of its projects, and was fully satisfied with the results. Among others, Focke-Wulf planned to subcontract to Technique de Chatillon the design of its FW 206 mid-range airliner and of the FW 300 long-range airliner/maritime patrol aircraft. FockeWulf also planned to contract another French firm, Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Sud Ouest (SNCASO), to produce them. It is important to note that this industrial cooperation was meant foremost to fulfill the German firm’s postwar plans.

134 In the meanwhile SNCASO’s Chatillon factory suffered from other difficulties typical to occupied France. On 13 December 1943, for example, workers of the factory went on strike and demanded increased salaries. The French management was able to resume work after only 25 minutes, but in the meantime a German SS and police detachment appeared at the factory and detained 18 workers.

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