Business: Europe's Recovery

Last week was still too early to estimate the rate or the degree of Europe's economic comeback, but there were already isolated examples of Europe's surprising ability to pick itself up from its wreckage:

A quick survey of newly liberated ports facing the North Sea indicated that supplies from the outside world might soon be unloaded. Hamburg's port was a shambles, with the hulks of more than 50 large ships sunk in the harbor. But damage to the docks was not so great as expected, and British minesweepers were busy clearing the channel. At Bremerhaven and Wesermünde it was believed that 20...

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