By Dietmar Harmann
From the time of its visual appeal in 1939 the Focke-Wulf Fw a hundred ninety used to be the most effective fighter plane of the second one international battle a masterpiece produced by way of leader fashion designer Kurt Tank. In 1943 he constructed a brand new fighter airplane according to this profitable proposal.
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Many radicals also collaborated with migrant workers who had been part of the Lotta Continua group in Italy. In 1972–73 rent strikes, carried mainly by Turkish and Italian immigrants, were supported by Sponti squatters. However, the collaboration also caused conflict: limited political autonomy on the side of the rent strikers met with a “social worker and lawyer mentality” on the side of the Spontis. Furthermore, the relationship between the groups was based on pragmatism rather than political conviction.
The propaganda part was handled by Hamburg’s Springer press, which constantly referred to the squatters as “traveling radicals,” “masked men,” “political rockers,” “terrorists,” and “gangsters,” fabricating stories about squatters attacking other neighborhood residents.
The housing struggles were most pronounced in Frankfurt and in Hamburg, cities governed by the Social Democrats. The squats drew cautious reactions from these city governments eager to appear reform-oriented. In Frankfurt, the SPD promised to fight land speculation. While the housing struggles in the city turned into a broad social movement, the struggle in Hamburg escalated after the eviction of the Ekhofstraße 39 squat. The eviction marked a defeat of the radical left in the city with far-reaching consequences.
Focke-Wulf Ta 152: The Story of the Luftwaffe’s Late-War, High-Altitude Fighter by Dietmar Harmann