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Sir Henri Deterding German News Report 5 November 1938

Sir Henri Deterding German News Report 5 November 1938

Translated extract…

Decisive for his political position was the economic struggle that had been waged with the Russians over the oilfields in the territory of the Soviet republics, which finally led to bitter opposition to Deterding against Communism. From this may have come the favours of authoritarian politics the Lord of the Shell Group openly took. It also seems symptomatic of the rumour that Sir Henry Deterding was one of the coarsest and first beneficiaries of nationalism when he called his retirement home in Germany today. It is not possible to translate such a distinctive idiosyncratic personality as this leader of the petroleum industry into sentences.
Extract ends. coarsest” seems wrong. 

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