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Afghanistan in World War II
In 1935 Kabul decided to rely primarily on Germany for economic and military modernization. As a consequence, by 1936, as well as hosting the Afghan hockey team and officials as special guests at the Olympics, Germany was beginning to increase commercial transactions and weapons deliveries in Afghanistan. In 1938 weekly air service, the first of its kind, was established between Kabul and Berlin. The Organization Todt provided plans and supervision for major infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, airfields, and industrial plants while German officers undertook a program designed to equip and train the Afghan armed forces to Western standards. In two years German trade with Afghanistan increased tenfold.[Read More]
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