Your History Moment: the REICHARBEITDIENST or RAD


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The German Labor Service Battalions performed a service similar to the Civilian Construction Corps in America– they provided labor for infrastructure and highway projects for the vast numbers of unemployed workers. Formed in 1934 they continued in force until the end of the war, though many of them were drafted into the fighting by war’s end, and provided auxiliary service as combat engineers.

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