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1936-1945

1936Merger of Rheinmetall and Borsig into Rheinmetall-Borsig AG
1938Company headquarters moved from Düsseldorf to Berlin
1940German army gaining increasing control of arms production
1944 - 1945Production facilities damaged and destroyed by air raids,
hence production relocated to many other places in what
was to become the GDR and what is today Poland
1945End of WW II followed by production ban imposed by the military government
1950Start-up in Düsseldorf of barely successful nonmilitary products

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