A pre-WWII designer of bomber and transport aircraft, Marcel Bloch survived Buchenwald and the Nazi campaign against European Jews to become Marcel Dassault. Adopted by his family in the wartime Resistance as a nom de guerre, the name Dassault symbolized combat, action and the offensive, soon expressed through the establishment of a new dynasty of outstanding fighter aircraft. Starting with the Ouragan in the late 1940s, through the Mystere, Super Mystere and Mirage series, as well as the ...


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