This overlaps, to some extent, the material used in Guenter Reimann's Financial Fifth Column (Vanguard -- 1942) exposing Germany's attempts to get world control of strategic materials through a subtle, intricate network of cartels and monopolies. The greatest industrial octopus of all time, I.B. Farben, which secured whatever Hitler's war effort needed and blocked other countries from obtaining these materials; Krupp, Zeiss, the House of Mitsul in Japan. Separately analyzed are the various strategic materials we can no longer secure -- as in the last war:- explosives, dyestuffs, drugs, plastics, coal, oil, rubber, aluminum, magnesium and certain lesser metals. The authors point out the necessity of securing a peace which will prohibit such monopolies and their price in future wars. Informative -- but adding little not already known. The foreword by Thurman Arnold gives it a certain stamp of authenticity.