National Geographic : 1943 Apr
The National Geographic Magazine Surinam Gunners Move into Action in American Trucks Much equipment used by the local forces is of United States manufacture. Except for a few Netherlands marines, the troops are mostly natives. The mobile machine gun is mounted for antiaircraft defense. © National Geographic Society Kodaclirries by Philip HIanson Hiss "Herr Hitler, Stay Away from Our Door!" Surinam forces, manning a big American-made coastal gun, are well trained and mean business. A large contingent of American troops is also here guarding vital bauxite mines, source of aluminum.