Foreign News: Crime in Liquidation

There is no sure or accurate way to figure just what the German rampage has cost Europe in money, or even what the direct German profits—so far—have been. Britain's Ministry of Economic Warfare announced last week that in occupation costs and other direct charges Germany has collected more than $12,800,000,000, and is still collecting at a yearly rate of $4,800,000,000.*

The economic pattern of German conquest has been clear and consistent. First came a vast physical looting, in which trains were requisitioned to carry to Germany movable property: machinery, raw materials, food stocks, books, scientific instruments, horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, art objects...

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