NORWAY: Shrinking Festung

To Stockholm last week came word of Nazi jitters in Norway. Four major power projects—at Vemark in the Rjukan Valley, Saude near Stavanger, Tysse east of Bergen and in the Glomfjord—each with nonferrous metal-producing facilities, have been abandoned by Nazi say-so. The reports spoke of four more such projects dropped. Estimated value: 300 to 500 million crowns ($60,000,000 to $100,000,000), furnished by Norwegian banks at the mouths of Nazi Mausers.

Cabled TIME Correspondent John Scott: "It would be incorrect to conclude that the Germans plan to abandon Norway without a fight."

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