The Arsenal of Democracy: Chrysler Chronicles its Role in WWII

Chrysler’s role as a tank manufacturer during World War II is chronicled in a new, six-minute documentary featuring its role as a supplier of military weapons to Europe during the war.

The release of “Automakers and the Arsenal of Democracy” was timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s historic “Arsenal of Democracy” radio broadcast on Dec. 29, 1940.

“The people of Europe …do not ask us to do their fighting,” Roosevelt told the nation on that day. “They ask us for the implements of war…which will enable them to fight for their liberty and for our security.” (courtesy Detroit Free Press)

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