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August 2, 2008

On this Day in 1950

Filed under: General — Tags: , — blasterhappy @ 7:52 am

August 2, 1950
Ford creates defense department
The Ford Motor Company created the Defense Products Division in order to handle the large number of government contracts related to the Korean War. The conversion from automobile manufacture to weapons production had already been made several times in history, including during World War II, when civilian automobile production in the U.S. virtually ceased as manufacturers began turning out tanks instead.

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