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The Nibelungenwerk: Tank Production in St. Valentin

Michael Winninger

The village of St. Valentin, situated in the western part of Niederösterreich, was a growing and ultimately very important armament production centre during the Third Reich. The Nibelungenwerk was planned as the biggest and most modern tank production factory with big housing facilities for workers under the camouflage name "Toy Factory".
Publication date:
October 2012
Publisher :
History Facts
Language:
English
Illustration :
300 Photographs, 10 Illustration, 1 Map, Tables
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9783905944051

Dimensions : 280 X 200 cm
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£50.00

Overview
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• A fascinating portrait of ‘The Toy Factory', the biggest and most modern tank production factory of its time

The village of St. Valentin, situated in the western part of Niederösterreich, was a growing and ultimately very important armament production centre during the Third Reich. The Nibelungenwerk was planned as the biggest and most modern tank production factory with big housing facilities for workers under the camouflage name "Toy Factory".

Although the building was hindered by many wartime restrictions between 1941 and 1945, the Nibelungenwerk grew to be the most important manufacturer of the Panzerkampfwagen IV (German main battle tank). Nowadays, though, tractors are built in the remaining part of the Nibelungenwerk.

This book will take the reader right to the heart of the factory and its production. Starting with the planning and construction of the factory and residential area, it shows then the poor working conditions, the producing of armament materials (mainly tanks mark IV) and finally the air raids against the works and the end of the war in St. Valentin. Complete with many photographs and documents never published before.

REVIEWS

...a very detailed study of the story behind one of the largest tank production facilities of WW2... Overall this is a fascinating read of what has clearly been a passion to research for the author. The greatest detail about a tank production facility whose products played such an important role in supplying the Panzer Forces during WW2.
MilitaryModelling.com