Roots of Lean - Kaizen
"The Roots of Lean. Training Within Industry: The Origin of Japanese Management and Kaizen", by Jim Huntziger. www.lean.org/Community/Registered/ ArticleDocuments/Roots%20of%20Lean%20-%20TWI.pdf
Tom Poppendieck pointed this out on one of the lists. It's an article on how a WWII effort called "Training Within Industry" was the basis for the "kaizen" continuous improvement approach in the Toyota Production System.