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Buick at its Battle Stations

24 pages.  Extensive Black & White wartime photography.  12" x 15".

On the first page of this exceptionally illustrated piece of wartime literature, Harlow H. Curtice himself described its contents:

THIS IS A WAR not only of nations but of peoples. Not only of armies marching into battles, but of factories, mines, mills-all the productive capacities that can be mustered. This is a war not only of men in uniform but of men in work clothes, engineers in their shirt sleeves, executives at their desks.  Every machine, every drawing board, every conference table where decisions are made concerning war goods-all these are battle stations where part of the work of forging Victory goes on. This book tells the general story of Buick at its battle stations. It can't begin, of course, to show all of them, for there are more than 30 individual war jobs on which Buick has performed. It can't tell the whole story of expanded effort, which has swelled employment from a peacetime high of 17,000 in June 1941 to 45,000 in November 1943, and increased floor space from 5,600,000 square feet to 8,200,000 square feet. But it can give an idea of what Buick has been doing in support of these gallant men and women who wear their country's uniform. It can give a glimpse of men and machines effectively at work in the service of their country. We hope it demonstrates how wholeheartedly the entire Buick organization has lived up to its wartime pledge that "When better war goods are built, Buick will build them."

This piece of wartime literature includes a copy of a rare, original cover letter written and signed by Harlow H. Curtice, President & General Manager of Buick Motor Division, on Buick Motor Division letterhead.

Item Number: 00804
Author: Buick Motor Division
Type: World War II
Donor or Source: David M. Landow
Cost of Reproduction: $100.00
Cost of Original Document: There are no originals of this item available.

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