Rolf Harald Stensland:
Georg Heinrich Wahle -
On the Achievements of a Saxon/German Mining Law Expert
The article presents research on the steps taken by Germany to cover its need for sulphur products for both military and civilian purposes during the First World War, casting light on important aspects of the country's efforts to be self-sufficient in this area. It reduces the significance of Norwegian exports of pyrites for the German war effort, but shows that there was a supply problem behind the country's need for peace with Soviet Russia - a peace which Lenin also needed to ensure the success of the Revolution.