Milestones, Nov. 30, 1942

Died. Charles Prosper Eugene Schneider, 74, one of the world's big munitions makers; in Paris. Hawk-nosed, trim-mustached, elegant, cynical, softspoken, he was the archetype of the cinethriller version of a mysterious merchant of death. He impartially sold arms to most of the warring nations of the world. He transformed France's famed Schneider et Cie. (Le Creusot) into an international power early this century, bought iron mines, mills, foundries, and shipyards in France, mines in Belgium and Poland, plants in Russia, finally founded the holding company, Union Européenne Industrielle et Financière. Through it...

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