• The Nazis were determined that Germany be prepared for war at any time.
  • They relied on the education system to prepare young men for military service, both physically and mentally.
  • The Hitler Youth developed survival skills and physical strength.
  • German businesses received huge orders for tanks, aeroplanes and ships, as well as guns, bombs and bullets.
  • The size of the army was increased from 100,000 men to 1,400,000.
  • Conscription was introduced in 1935.