How Oil Defeated The Nazis

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@Tom Kirkman Tom excellent topic and relevant to last weeks amazing coverage of the D-Day landings and how that “special relationship” has endured.

I personally have a huge interest in the NSGWP (National Socialist German Workers Party), not political purely historical and the logistics involved and how one country organized itself and to this day we only know so much about them as its affairs were so well documented and detailed.

If you haven read it check out Blood Oil and the Axis and excellent read.

https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/blood-oil-and-the-axis/

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5 minutes ago, James Regan said:

@Tom Kirkman Tom excellent topic and relevant to last weeks amazing coverage of the D-Day landings and how that “special relationship” has endured.

I personally have a huge interest in the NSGWP (National Socialist German Workers Party), not political purely historical and the logistics involved and how one country organized itself and to this day we only know so much about them as its affairs were so well documented and detailed.

If you haven read it check out Blood Oil and the Axis and excellent read.

https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/blood-oil-and-the-axis/

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Thanks James, that looks interesting.

Also recommended:

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power by Daniel Yergin.

Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis.

Review

"Spellbinding...irresistible...monumental...must be read to understand the first thing about the role of oil in modern history." -- The New York Times 

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I seem to remember first reading about this in "The Prize" by Daniel Yergin. It seemed that the Nazis relied too much on mostly Romanian crude oil and synthetic crude oil from coal while the Japanese relied too much on Indonesian crude oil. I thoroughly enjoyed his book and how he related a lot of history and historical events chronologically with its relation to crude oil.  The only criticism that I found with his book was how little of it was devoted to Canada and its crude oil history given that Canada was one of the U.S.A.'s biggest suppliers of crude oil.  It is the type of book that once you start reading it is very hard to put down because you want to keep on reading about what comes next.

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