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Cadillac’s Own V for Victory. The V-type engine and the M-5 Light Tanks. WWII 1943

Cadillac’s Own V for Victory. The V-type engine and the M-5 Light Tanks. WWII 1943

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A Cadillac V-type Engine and the M-5 Light Tanks.
The fundamental soundness of the Cadillac V-type engine, which made it outstanding in the automotive world, was an important factor in its adaptation to the M-5 light tank by Cadillac.
Life Magazine, November 15, 1943.

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World War II Cadillac advertisements are among the most iconic of thousands published in the USA.

On January 16, 1942, 39 days after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt, with an executive order, created the War Production Board (WPB) to convert peacetime industrial production to meet the needs of the war, along with setting priorities and prohibiting the manufacture of non-essential goods.

Only 55 days after automobile production ended, Cadillac delivered the first tank. Just 17 days later, the second was shipped. Production was beginning to roll and soon to become a flood.

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World War II Cadillac advertisements are among the most iconic of thousands published in the USA.

On January 16, 1942, 39 days after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt, with an executive order, created the War Production Board (WPB) to convert peacetime industrial production to meet the needs of the war, along with setting priorities and prohibiting the manufacture of non-essential goods.

Only 55 days after automobile production ended, Cadillac delivered the first tank. Just 17 days later, the second was shipped. Production was beginning to roll and soon to become a flood.

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