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Joe Donovan’s Detroit History: Tanks A Lot!

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credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Reproduction number LC-USE6-D-001265.

credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Reproduction number LC-USE6-D-001265.

Tanks… a lot! 

That’s what the U.S Army ordered, and received, starting in April, 1941 from Chrysler’s newly-built Warren Tank Arsenal — itself an amazing accomplishment of engineering at breakneck speed.

As the crowd roared with delight, the first battle tank ran an obstacle course with cannon and machine guns blasting, then headed off to help America’s newly-forming armored divisions prepare for the war that was only months away.

Hear the whole story in Joe Donovan’s Detroit History report:

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