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Thread #16337   Message #151624
Posted By: Sourdough
19-Dec-99 - 05:54 PM
Thread Name: Help: Beatles, Henry Kaiser & Higgins Boats
Subject: Beatles, Henry Kaiser & Higgins Boats
I am writing a book about Henry Kaiser, the WW II industrialist and just learned that there is a Beatles song that may mention him as well as a man named Higgins who's landing craft design in WW II made invasions from the sea much more practicable.

The Kaiser shipyards built nearly fifteen hundred ships (Liberty Ships, Victory Ships, aircraft carriers, tankers, troop carriers, etc) during WW II making Kaiser one of the most important manufacturers of war materiel during that time.

THe lyric of the song is quoted in a chapter of a book about Kaiser's idea for a gigantic air freighter which turned out to be the Spruce Goose. The lyrics are credited to McCartney and Lennon in 1967 and the only words quoted are:

"Misters K and H assure the public that their production will be second to none."

I would love to find the song this is from, to look at the context, to decide whether this can possibly be about Kaiser and Higgins.

Anyone know the answer or perhaps where I could find it?