Road, News
MAY 06th 2020

Gary Axon

From wheels to weapons

As Great Britain and its former Allies mark the 75th anniversary of World War II (WWII) Victory in Europe, with V.E. Day celebrations falling on Friday May 8th 2020, we look back at how British manufacturing rose to the challenge of the Nazi war machine.

At the outbreak of WWII, almost 81 years ago on 2nd September 1939, the increasingly alarming activities of the Nazis had given the British Government and its vast manufacturing industries some time to prepare in advance for the inevitable hostilities. At the time, the British Army was still in the final stages of mechanisation, with all but two of the 22 regular cavalry regiments already mechanised, giving up their horses for motorised vehicles by 1940. 

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