National Geographic : 1942 Sep
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome byOwen Lattimore Nothing Is Wasted in Free China-Total Wrecks Provide Steel forScissors Had this American truck plunged a thousand feet, as some have done along the Burma Road, the thrifty Chinese stillwould have salvaged itsmetal. Scissors makers prize the tough alloy steel. Youngsters in foreground are winding the derrick carried by the wrecking truck. Boys even younger toilinmany aroad gang.