Documentary recalls Chrysler’s role in Roosevelt’s 'Arsenal of Democracy'

(December 28, 2015) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — In recognition of the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s historic “Arsenal of Democracy” radio broadcast (Dec. 29, 1940), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has released "Automakers and the Arsenal of Democracy," a short documentary that chronicles the role of the Chrysler Corporation as one of the primary military suppliers for the Allied war effort.

 Narrated by FCA US historian Brandt Rosenbusch, the nearly six-minute feature provides viewers with an unprecedented look at the Chrysler Corporation’s wartime production, which included trucks and tanks; aircraft parts and components; guns, ammunition, rockets and bombs; and a variety of other goods and materials that were a vital part of military operations.

FCA US is proud to support the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, both at home and abroad. The company currently has numerous employees who are on active military leave, active or inactive reservists or veterans. Further, the FCA US has numerous military-related programs emphasizing community growth, support and gratitude throughout the U.S. and the world, including:

    • Annual monetary donation to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation program

    • Support toward the construction of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

    • Financial support of the United Service Organizations (USO)

    • Donation of Jeep vehicles to selected Operation package recipients