BUSINESS ABROAD: The Light of Holland

When Nazi Panzer divisions overran The Netherlands in World War II, one of the places they headed for first was the great Philips company electric works at Eindhoven. But hours before their arrival, 25 top Philips scientists and executives slipped away via British destroyers, carrying with them vital secrets that contributed to radar and other wartime developments. Left behind, loyal Philipsmen cheerfully sabotaged what production the R.A.F. did not pulverize. Last week Philips President Frans Otten gave the latest progress report on Philips' amazing comeback. In the first nine months this year, sales of Philips' worldwide empire reached...

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