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Interesting piece. A production and economic juggernaut to this day. Alleged Nazi sympathizer not mentioned, by design, I assume? Just wondering any chance you could do a piece on General Slim (did I spell the name correctly), who read was probably the best Brit General in WWII.

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I will add him to the list for future articles!

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Mar 31Liked by Alex Churchill

I’m sure Alex wouldn’t mind me pointing you towards the excellent biography of Bill Slim by Lewin (about 50 years old but still unmatched) and his own account of the campaign “Defeat into Victory”. Like Churchill, Slim kept his head above water between the wars writing short stories and articles for magazines, based on his experiences in The Indian Army. So unlike other Generals, he can tell a story and not cover up his mistakes or exaggerate his successes.

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Kaiser's health insurance program survived his shipyards and is aptly named Kaiser Permanente.

https://www.encyclopedia.com/economics/economics-magazines/kaiser-permanente#:~:text=HISTORY,building%20the%20Los%20Angeles%20Aqueduct.

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I always watch ‘War Factories’ when it’s on & not just because I’m an Alex acolyte - Willow Falls or ‘Will it run’ & the Liberator bombers is fascinating 🧐 🙏 & I enjoy the different jazzy AC scarfs🧣

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Superb! Another new piece of Historical knowledge I learned thanks to you, Alex. Thank you!

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Thanks Alex. I caught a few of your televised episodes. I found this book quite valuable as well: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/40961571. As a college student in the '70s, I spent two summers building automotive transmissions for GM at the former Willow Run bomber plant, near Ypsilanti, Michigan, where the B-24 Liberators were eventually churned out a rate of one per hour.

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