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Title: Example: Huels Synthetic Rubber Plant

Action: The screen will begin with the title of the following text, as well as images that show bombing raids to illustrate the need for continued pressure on enemy forces:

A failure to persist
Act-Plant never retargeted for a major attack
Result-Production plant operation restored in six months

Voice: An example of the failure to persist was the bombing of the synthetic rubber plant at Huels during World War II. After a devastatingly successful raid by allied bombers on 22 June, 1943, the plant was never retargeted for a major attack. This lack of persistence allowed German officials to repair the plant and return it to full production in six months. Experts suggest that three to five strong attacks would have completely eliminated the facility, and with it, thirty percent of Germany’s synthetic rubber production capability.

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