Daniel Uziel. Arming the Luftwaffe: The German Aviation Industry in World War II. Jefferson: McFarland, vii + pp. $ (paper), ISBN. Daniel Uziel, author of Arming the Luftwaffe, has meticulously researched the rise of German Air Force aircraft production from its creation in to its final. “Based on German records, Allied intelligence reports, and eyewitness reports, this study explores the military, political, scientific, and social aspects of.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Arming the Luftwaffe by Daniel Uziel. About 40 percent of total German war production, and two million people, were involved in the manufacture of aircraft and air force equipment. Based on German records, Allied intelligence reports, and eyewitness accounts, this study explores the military, political, scientific and s During World War II, aviation was among the largest industrial branches of the Third Reich.
Based on German records, Allied intelligence reports, and eyewitness accounts, this study explores the military, political, scientific and social aspects of Germany’s wartime aviation industry: Thhe from Holocaust survivors who worked in the factories provides a compelling teh perspective on the history of the Third Reich.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jun 17, Paul Mcfarland rated it it was amazing. This rather short volume Trade Paperback pages took me longer to review than most of the books I comment on, not because it was bad but because it was so informative and thought-provoking. I kept putting the book down to Google more information on a given aircraft or to just think about what I had read. The luftawffe presents a very detailed study of the development and destruction of the German aviation industry during the course of the Second World War.
However, for me at least, he provided This rather short volume Trade Paperback pages took me longer to review than most of the books I comment armjng, not because it was bad but because it was so informative and thought-provoking. However, for me at least, he provided a lot of new and somewhat disturbing information. From reading his book I have no problem believing that Hitler was hugely popular during the early part of his reign. The creation of the aircraft industry was a total social change.
Along with the new factories came improved housing and new amenities. The socialism part of National Socialism is often overlooked. The second aspect that was of great surprise to me was the use of slave labor in the technical aspects of the aviation industry.
Arming the Luftwaffe: The German Aviation Industry in World War II
I had always has arking image of slave labor being used to clear rubble or to work farms. Not that this was not done, of course, but it was also deeply involved in the fabrication of the latest combat aircraft. These houses of cards that the Nazi empire had constructed begin to fall asunder as the pressure from the allies mounted. There was no longer money, resources, or time for the social perks that had made the industry so popular to the people.
The inherent weaknesses of the use of slave labor begin to show up as well. Quality control because more and more of an issue as the ratio of German overseer to slave worker fell due to the needs of the war and the impact of the allied bombing. In the closing part of the book the author traces the arminng, design, development, and production of the light jet fighter the HE He luftawffe this as an excellent example of the weakness of the system and the failure of the industry to play its part.
Sep 30, Yifan Evan Xu Hsu rated it it was amazing. Luftwaffe was once a sacred symbol to me that dignified discipline, courage, honor, integrity and brilliance of the well-known German pilots, such luftaffe Erich Hartmann. However, there are more about Luftwaffe than merely pilots.
This book addresses the Luftwaffe industry with an emphasis on production. It concured that despite of heavy allied strategic bombing, in mid, Luftwaffe production reached its peak. Contributing factors include slave labor and rationalization of production that ga Luftwaffe was once a sacred symbol to me that dignified discipline, courage, honor, integrity and brilliance of the well-known German pilots, such as Erich Hartmann.
Contributing thhe include slave labor and rationalization of production that gave production priority to the aviation industry. Yet, such surge in product yielded little effect ljftwaffe the war due to severe shortage of synthetic aviation fuel and well-trained pilots, and it could only be seen as a desperate and futile struggle by the Third Reich.
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I highly recommend this book to WWII fans. And the following is a resource discussing the allied bombing that partly destroyed German’s synthetic fuel production.
Such attacks were disastrous to the German military especially Luftwaffe and Panzer troops. Aug 12, Pierfrancesco Aiello rated it it was amazing Shelves: For someone interested in how military economy was organized in the third Reich in this case with focus on the aviation industry luuftwaffe, development of new weapons, procurement of weapons for the Air Force, production estimates, production planning, how to organize production, how to organize workers, problems occurred, why expectations were not fulfilled, problems with current aircrafts, etc This book is great.
I do not know how authoritative but great. What I like the most is the lessons learned For someone interested in how military economy was organized in the third Reich in this case with focus on the aviation industrydevelopment of new weapons, procurement of weapons for the Air Force, production estimates, production planning, how to organize production, how to organize luftwafge, problems occurred, why expectations were not fulfilled, problems with current aircrafts, etc What I like the most is the lessons learned that one can defer by all the mistakes made lugtwaffe the decision process for a lot lufftwaffe activities, from organizing new plants to develop new aircrafts and engines.
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