Fiat Chrysler has released a short documentary titled ‘Automakers and the Arsenal of Democracy’ which recounts the manufacturer’s role in WWII. The documentary was also released in order to recognize the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s historic “Arsenal of Democracy” radio broadcast on December 29, 1940, in which he pledged to help Allied forces embattled in WWII by providing them with military supplies.
The documentary, narrated by FCA U.S. historian Brandt Rosenbusch, gives viewers a never-before-seen look into Chrysler’s wartime production lines. The automaker provided Allied forces with everything from guns, bombs and ammunition to trucks , tanks and aircraft parts, helping the Commonwealth to match the readily prepared resources of the mighty Axis.
FCA’s support of the military remains today, with the automaker employing workers who are on active military leave or are active or inactive reservists or veterans. The company also monetarily supports military related programs such as the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation program and the the United Service Organizations. Additionally, the automaker has supported construction of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. and has donated Jeeps to selected Operation package recipients.
Check out the documentary embedded below.