Between the years 1945 and 1947, twenty-nine out of thirty German speakers who were on Czechoslovak soil at the end of the Second World War were ‘expelled’ from the region known as Sudetenland. The division of Europe rendered debate of these events futile, a mere game of rhetoric. Then in 1989 the ground rules suddenly changed.
This Whitehall Paper is the first study in English of the West German aerospace industry from its origins in the 1950s to the takeover of MBB by Daimler Benz in 1989. It examines the structure of the West German aerospace industry and analyses its often controversial relationship with the Federal and State Governments.