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June 2 2007 at 3:42 PM

Response to Dutch army Skodas!


The pepper in the sauce is of course that Schneider - as a major shareholder in and supplier of designs to Skoda of Pilsen - allowed this model 1939 gun to be built by Skoda, when that last company had come already under German control since the occupation of Bohemia.
I suppose the deal was made before september 1939, when France, Schneider's mothercountry - found itself at war with Germany.
Equally spicy is the assumption that Germany allowed Skoda to produce Schneider models for export.
In 1938-39 the Schneider-Skoda arrangements simply continued under German control?
Food for thought....

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