Volkswagen and Adolf Hitler

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

  2. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

  3. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

  4. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    If Mr. Grieger remains silent on the circumstances of his departure it can be safely assumed that he received a very large cheque in exchange for his cooperation.

    Given the stupidity of recent company statements I wouldn't have been surprised if forced labourers weren't blamed for Dieselgate.
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  5. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    They offered the Dieselgate programmer the Ernst Rohm retirement option.
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    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

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  7. Owen

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  8. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Saw this on a prewar cars group. No info given except "1937 Volkswagen Fusca Beetle KdF-Wagen W30 prototype"

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  9. Jba45ww2

    Jba45ww2 Well-Known Member

    This was at the WW2 Weekend in Reading PA
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  10. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA


    I don't know what is going on here but like the picture. Maybe the VW factory being run by the Brits?
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  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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  12. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    In the 70's, most of the old Beetles here went off-road and, depending on your budget, looking like this or this:

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  13. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    1938 Brochure.

    Any German speaker like to translate it? :)

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  14. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    Being just someone driving a car sometimes, my initial comment is: WOW, what a car!
    Some of the very well chosen wording is pretty technical, but give me some time and I can translate the text. May be not in such long sentences though.
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  15. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

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  16. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    As well as the Volkswagon there was also the volksradio - every German worker should have a radio set. Very basic - pre tuned of course so they couldn't be used to listen to degenerate stations like the BBC. They turned out to be rubbish. There was great demand for confiscated French radios but most sought after were Marconi or Bush Wireless sets taken from the Channel islands
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  17. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Digging about & it seems to be widely captioned as Wolfburg in 1949, so yeah, still under British control.
    A fair few Beetle aficionados out there saying the chrome places it around then.

    Not found the Life article yet, but an interesting page on that British era:
    1945–1949: The Work of the British

    Thought it might be in this 1951 series, but seems not.
    Inside Volkswagen: How to Mass-Produce an Automotive Icon
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  18. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Are you sure? All sources point to the Volksradio (Volksempfanger) being tunable, although only German stations were marked. They could be tuned, albeit with some difficulty and usually at night, to foreign and the BBC stations. Apparently the notion that they were pre-tuned is a well known myth. Of course listening to foreign stations was a punishable offence.

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  19. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian

    What an... imaginative interpretation of the amount of leg room in that car :) My grandmother had a yellow Beetle for many years.
  20. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Dave me old mate if we had been running it the below would be the result
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