Cork Wars

A few months ago Angus received an email from David Taylor asking if he’d ever considered looking at the cork industry in WWII?

The more he looked into it the more he got enthused by the story of cork, it was a wonder product during the early 20th century, used in all manner of things – almost anything that needed a seal such as a gasket used cork, so it was crucial to the auto industry, aviation and munitions. The American government defined it a strategic industry along with coal and steel!

What makes the story more intriguing is the majority of it came from neutral Portugal and Spain…

Angus is joined by David Taylor, who is the author of ‘Cork Wars’ which tells the stories of some of those involved in the cork business during WWII and Crown Cork and Seal one of the largest companies producing cork products during the war.

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