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Bryan
Hagerty Employee

How Major Ivan Hirst and the British government saved VW after WWII

When Germany surrendered to Allied Forces in the spring of 1945, ending Nazi reign in Europe during World War II, Volkswagenwerk GmbH became an asset without an owner. On June 5, 1945, the British Military Government assumed trusteeship, and Britain’s four-year control of the iconic automaker laid the foundation for today’s Volkswagen Group.

 

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Pepperalls
Detailer

Some valuable lessons in this story, many of which could be applied to situations today.