S1 E4 ∙ General Motors ∙

How the Americans, once they were provoked into war, out-produced the rest of the world so quickly and by such a huge margin, including the likes of General Motors.

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S1 E2 · Krupp

The story behind the Krupp company, the powerful armaments manufacturers.

S1 E3 · Vickers

The role played by engineering giant Vickers during the Second World War.

S1 E5 · US Aviation

Henry Ford's plan, with the help of Albert Kahn, to build a giant factory in Michigan.

S1 E7 · US Ships

The story of America's 'Liberty Ships', known as the Model T Fords of the ocean.

S1 E8 · Russia

How Stalin's massive war factories were dismantled and moved east.