World War: Strangling Match

At his field headquarters in Poland, Adolf Hitler last week retorted to Great Britain's effort to strangle him economically. He signed a contraband list virtually identical with the British list, for a counter-blockade at sea of war munitions and other supplies destined for Allied ports in neutral vessels. With none of his Navy except perhaps 25 submarines outside of the Baltic, this action was a fairly empty gesture except as it affected Scandinavian shipping. First to feel it was Sweden's paper-pulp industry, whose big customers are British newspapers (see p.19).

Meantime the Allied...

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