Detroit's Wartime Industry: Arsenal of Democracy

November 7, 2007|
Detroit's Wartime Industry: Arsenal of Democracy
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Just as Detroit symbolizes the U.S. automobile industry, during World War II it also came to stand for all American industry�s conversion from civilian goods to war material. The label �Arsenal of Democracy� was coined by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt in a fireside chat radio broadcast on December 29, 1940, nearly a year before the United States formally entered the war. Here is the pictorial story of one Detroiter�s unique leadership in the miraculous speed Detroit�s mass-production capacity was shifted to output of tanks, trucks, guns, and airplanes to support America�s victory and of the struggles of civilians on the home front.

Title:Detroit's Wartime Industry: Arsenal of DemocracyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 7, 2007Publisher:Arcadia Publishing Inc.Language:English

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