Construction of the German Autobahn

The German autobahn, a nationwide highway system with limited-access expressways was constructed beginning in 1921. The Nazis extended these highways into a network containing some 2,500 miles of roadway that connected all major cities beginning in 1933. The massive construction project boosting Germany’s capacity for quick military deployment, was rushed to completion in two years.

      1921, 1933

Additional Information:

  • The History of Autobahn – The News Wheel
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  • Autobahn – Wikipedia
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  • The Reichsautobahnen – Interstate System – Highway History …
    At the outset of World War II in Europe, the autobahn proved to be a key asset to Germany. The German blitzkrieg (“lightning war”), which involved massive …
  • The myth of Hitler′s role in building the autobahn | Germany …
    Aug 4, 2012 – Many people still believe that the Nazis invented the famous German autobahn, and that the construction work helped eradicate mass unemployment in Germany. But this is a historical fiction.
  • Autobahn | German highway | Britannica
    Autobahn, (German: “automobile road”) high-speed, limited-access highway, the … See Article History … AutobahnThe Autobahn south of Nürnberg, Germany.

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