Blackwell North Amer German Aircraft Industry and Production 1933-1945 is unique in its approach of examining the actual German aircraft industry. This book provides much-needed accurate facts and figures, as well as an in-depth historical background of the German aviation industry and the development and production of its aircraft. The analysis is complemented by photographs, copies of original documents, maps and statistical evidence. The book argues that Germany's defeat in the Second World War was inevitable. The bureaucracy and ineptitude of the German Air Ministry (RLM) and the lack of essential resources, including a shortage of fuel, all limited the efficient mass-production of vital aircraft. Certainly, Allied bombings of the plants also contributed to the disorganisation and created chaos. The book aims to offer the reader a complete picture of this little-known subject.