WAR FRONT: France Gone

This week, with 14% of its $5,495,602,517-a-year export-import trade already interdicted by World War II, with the rich Mediterranean area newly cut off (see p. 78), U. S. business awoke to a new loss —another 4%. The word was spoken by a tired, broken-voiced old man: "It is with a heavy heart that I tell you today that we must stop the fight." France was gone.

In the eight months ending April 30, France had sent $39,949,838 worth of goods to U. S. buyers, a variegated group of nonessentials, ranging from hides and cheeses...

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