ECONOMIC FRONT: New Tentacles

Announcements in London last week revealed the steady creep and clutch of the Allies' octopus-like attack on Germany's economic life. Most important new tentacle of the British Ministry of Economic Warfare, sparkplugged by lean, dapper Ronald Cross, is a trade agreement with Sweden. Coal and textiles ranked high among Sweden's imports from Germany, iron ore and timber were her chief exports to Germany. With coal production in the Saar reduced by France's cannon, and coal deliveries down the Rhine and out of Amsterdam blockaded, Sweden was glad to contract for British coal....

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