ECONOMIC FRONT: Bauxite & Oil

The tightening of the Allied blockade which proved so grim for Scandinavia, also stirred the Balkans. German shells and bombs are made from Swedish steel, but airplanes are built of duralumin, a copper alloy of aluminum, which is extracted from bauxite. Since the war began Germany has been dependent for bauxite almost entirely on Hungary and Yugo slavia, which produce 22% of the world tonnage.

The Ankara, a 4,768-ton freighter whose home port is Bremen, one of 28 German ships that holed up in Trieste when war began, last month ran down to Dubrovnik (better known to tourists as Ragusa), loaded,...

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