Between Industrial Revolution and Slavery. Mass Production in the German Aviation Industry in World War II. Uziel, D. History & Technology, 22(3):277–300, September, 2006.
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The mass production revolution only reached the German aviation industry during World War II. Introducing production processes used mainly in the automotive industry was not straightforward because of the unique character of military aircraft as modern, complicated machines. While the Allies eventually overcame most of the difficulties associated with the mass production of aircraft, in Germany the process of introducing modern production technologies was very slow. This failure contributed to Germany falling behind in terms of aviation production during the first half of World War II, which in turn contributed to the erosion of its airpower. When the Germans finally established production lines in their aviation industry, the change helped to solve a manpower shortage, which had plagued this sector since its massive expansion in the 1930's. The main contribution of this industrial revolution was to deskill the work in the aviation factories and to allow the Germans to employ mostly untrained labor.
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	doi = {10.1080/07341510600803341},
	abstract = {The mass production revolution only reached the German aviation industry during World War II. Introducing production processes used mainly in the automotive industry was not straightforward because of the unique character of military aircraft as modern, complicated machines. While the Allies eventually overcame most of the difficulties associated with the mass production of aircraft, in Germany the process of introducing modern production technologies was very slow. This failure contributed to Germany falling behind in terms of aviation production during the first half of World War II, which in turn contributed to the erosion of its airpower. When the Germans finally established production lines in their aviation industry, the change helped to solve a manpower shortage, which had plagued this sector since its massive expansion in the 1930's. The main contribution of this industrial revolution was to deskill the work in the aviation factories and to allow the Germans to employ mostly untrained labor.},
	number = {3},
	urldate = {2013-10-08TZ},
	journal = {History \& Technology},
	author = {Uziel, Daniel},
	month = sep,
	year = {2006},
	keywords = {AIRCRAFT industry, AIRLINE industry, Aircraft Production, German Industry, Germany, INDUSTRIAL revolution, LABOR, Luftwaffe, Mass production, SLAVERY, Slave labor, WORLD War, 1939-1945, World War II},
	pages = {277--300}
}

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