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DETERDING AIDS REICH AS WAY TO BAR REDS

THE NEW YORK TIMES: DETERDING AIDS REICH AS WAY TO BAR REDS: 31 December 1937

Explains Purpose of Plan to Buy Netherland Food Products for Shipment to Germany.

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AMSTERDAM. The Netherlands. 

Dec. 30.–In a statement appearing in the leading newspapers here, Sir Henri Deterding, chairman of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company explains his plan to purchase about 10,000,000 guilders’ worth of Netherland cattle and agricultural products for the German food supply.

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SIR HENRI DETERDING EXPLAINS BIG GIFT TO AID GERMANY

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser: 31 December 1936, Page 1

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SIR HENRI DETERDING’S CAMPAIGN

Article published 31 December 1936 on page 10 of The Sydney Morning Herald

SIR HENRI DETERDING’S CAMPAIGN.

Reason for £1,000,000 Gift.

LONDON, Dec. 30. 

Sir Henri Deterding, director-general of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company, and a director of the Shell Transport and Trading Co., Ltd., who has given £1,000,000 for the purchase of Dutch produce for export to Germany, apparently intends the gift as part of the campaign against economic restrictions and Communism. “The main object of the Communists is to prevent co-operation between the nations,” he says. “They therefore started to create trouble in Spain six years ago, and the result is now visible.

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DUTCHMAN’S GIFT TO GERMANY

The Advertiser Adelaide, SA Thursday 31 December 1936 Page 17: (Complete Article)

Communism And Trade Barriers Aimed At

Australian Associated Pres.

THE HAGUE, December 29.

Indicating that his gift of £1,000,000 to purchase produce for export to Germany was aimed to circumvent economic restrictions and communism.

Henri Deterding, Director-General o! the Royal Dutch Petroleum Co, said today:—”The main object of the Communists is to prevent co-operation between nations. They therefore started to create trouble in Spain six years ago, and the result is now daily visible.”

Britain, he said, could be thanked for her policy of non-intervention which had prevented greater trouble among other Powers whose further co-operation would be the quickest remedy against infectious Communism. Reviewing the economic conditions obtaining in Holland, Sir Henri Deterding said that the only solution was the diversion of surplus products to a country where they were wanted. Trade restrictions between Germany and Holland could then be safely cancelled.

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Sir Henri Deterding And The Nazis

The Straits Times, 30 December 1936, Page 11

Sir Henri Deterding And The Nazis.

Berlin, Dec. 20.

The Dutch oil king, Sir Henri Deterding, is giving 10,000,000 Dutch florins to buy agricultural products in Holland for Germany.

The official Nazi organ, Der Angriff, describes the gift as a gigantic one of foodstuffs for “the winter help.”

Sir Henri has long been regarded as one of the leading friends of the new Germany.–Reuters Wireless.

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Sir Henri Deterding has given £1,000,000 for the purchase of farm products for export to Germany

FROM THE ARGUS (MELBOURNE) NEWSPAPER AUSTRALIA PUBLISHED 30 December 1936

IMPERIAL AND FOREIGN

Messages from the Continent Indicate; that neither Slgnor Mussolini nor Herr Hitler is hastening to reply to the communication sent by Great Britain and France about the enlistment of volunteers in Spain.

Great Britain and Japan have formally informed the United States of their intention to invoke the escalator clause of the Treaty of London. In the year ended December 25 the foreign trade of Japan increased by about £27,000,000.

Thirty leading Nazis have been arrested at Warsaw by the political police, and other arrests are expected.

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UNEXPECTED AID FOR GERMANY

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA) Wednesday 30 December 1936 Page 11 (Complete Article)

£1,000.000 Purchase Of Dutch Produce

THE HAGUE. December 28.

With a view to assisting Dutch farmers, Sir Henri Deterding, Director-General of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., has given £1,000.000 to purchase produce for export to Germany. The gift is said not to be concerned with politics. Sir Henri Deterding married a German, Fraulien Knaack, in June last year, and at present lives outside Berlin. His object is, as a Dutchman, to help both countries. He proposes to buy up vegetables and meat, unsaleable owing to over-production. The Dutch Government has agreed to issue special export licences.

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DUTCH SHELL HEAD TO BUY DUTCH FARM PRODUCTS FOR GERMANY

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS: DUTCH SHELL HEAD TO BUY DUTCH FARM PRODUCTS FOR GERMANY: Wednesday 30 December 1936

DUTCH SHELL HEAD TO BUY DUTCH FARM PRODUCTS FOR GERMANY

The rise of a new agrarian party in the Netherlands, dominated by Sir Henri Deterding, may result from the oil magnate’s large-scale purchases of Dutch farm products for Germany, officials here said today.

Another result may be preferential treatment for Sir Henri’s oil interests in a grateful Germany, these authorities indicated.

Sir Henri, chairman of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company, a Hollander recently married to a German woman, yesterday announced he was making available 10,000,000 guilders (about $5,400,000) to buy products of Dutch farms – which have had a hard time finding markets- for shipment to Germany, where shortage of foodstuffs is a serious problem.

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Deterding £1,000,000 donation to Nazi Germany

The Manchester Guardian Tuesday 29 December 1936 Page 9

Extract

£1,000.000 TO BUY FOOD

Helping Germany

SIR H. DETERDING PROVIDES MONEY

The report is published in the official Nazi newspaper “Angriff,” under the headline “Deterding Plans Gigantic Gift of Foodstuff for the “Winter Help.”

£1,100,000 Gift to Germany FOR FOOD PURCHASE

The Scotsman – Tuesday, 29 December 1936, Page 9

News Reports of Sir Henri Deterding Food Donations to Nazi Germany

The Scotsman: £1,100,000 Gift to Germany FOR FOOD PURCHASE: 28 December 1936 (Contains confirmation of the report of the gift)

The Nation: Dutch State and literary newspaper: Sir Henri Deterding and the Dutch agriculture: Purchase for Germany: 28 December 1936

The Manchester Guardian: £1,000,000 TO BUT FOOD: Helping Germany: SIR H. DETERDING PROVIDES MONEY: Tuesday 29 December 1936

Extract

£1,000.000 TO BUY FOOD

Helping Germany

SIR H. DETERDING PROVIDES MONEY

The report is published in the official Nazi newspaper “Angriff,” under the headline “Deterding Plans Gigantic Gift of Foodstuff for the “Winter Help.”

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