WWII: Why Watch Jewels Were Smuggled from Switzerland
22nd October 2019 @ 6:30 pm
CRITICAL COMPONENTS: Presented by Dr Ian Greaves – The precision engineering industry of neutral Switzerland was crucial to both the Germans and the British during the Second World War. The paper looks at the smuggling of critical precision components and equipment out of Switzerland and the process of developing industries to replace imports. The particular focus is on jewelled bearings for watches and instruments.