II. IN addition to explosives and what are ordinarily comprised under the term munitions, war requires for its prosecution a great variety of other articles, all of them more or less essential. Chief among these are coal, metals, alcohol, petrol, oils and fats, soap, glycerin, textiles, leather, wood, rubber, turpentine, lubricants, food, surgical appliances, and medicaments. It is of interest to learn how Germany has hitherto managed, in spite of her isolation, to provide herself with these necessaries.
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German Industry and the War . Nature 102, 85–88 (1918). https://doi.org/10.1038/102085c0