INTERNATIONAL: Profitable Export

Germany's most profitable export in 1940 was the New Order. In London last week solemn, 38-year-old Richard Austen Butler, Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, told Britain's House of Commons what it cost five European nations annually to feed and house Adolf Hitler's armies of occupation. The figures came from published reports of the German Government, except in the case of The Netherlands, where, said Britain's Butler, they must be treated with reserve. The bill:

France $3,886,900,000 Belgium 352,500,000 Norway 319,600,000 The Netherlands 253,800,000 Denmark 122,200,000

Total $4,935,000,000

In the years...

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