VW thanks Brit ma­jor

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

Volk­swa­gen has pub­licly thanked a Bri­tish army of­fi­cer who was in­stru­men­tal in mak­ing the com­pany a ma­jor post­war au­to­mo­tive man­u­fac­turer. Ma­jor Ivan Hirst, who would’ve been 100 on 1 March, was a se­nior res­i­dent of­fi­cer of the Bri­tish Mil­i­tary Govern­ment be­tween Au­gust 1945 and April 1949. Volk­swa­gen cred­its him with lay­ing the ground­work for the rapid growth of the com­pany.


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