February 4, 2018
Why did the United States and her allies defeat Germany and her allies in World War Two? Was it superior leadership or manpower or strategy or materiel? Or all of the above?
Certainly, the country of Suriname does not come to mind as a significant factor in the War.
And yet, the mineral resources of Suriname, a small country in South America, played an important role in the eventual victory of the Allies.
Bauxite was a key to success.
In Suriname I visited the closed bauxite processing plant. You can learn a lot of history from “skeletons.”