National Geographic : 1954 Apr
The Saar Makes Its Steel in a Modern Inferno Allied bombers devastated Saar industrial centers during World War II, but the Volk lingen Steel Plant emerged un scathed. It turns out more than 850,000 tons of raw steel a year, and employs 10,000 Saarlanders. One of the larg est mills in the state, it manu factures die and tool steels, lathe tools, and high-speed steels (page 573). Liesel Springnmann + Cows Pull a Wagon to a Miner's Farm Like nearly half of the Saar workers, this miner owns a small farm, which he tills after hours. With his family he is going to his 3-acre plot to har vest potatoes. Apple trees line the highway above Uchtel fangen, his village.