AID TO BRITAIN: Lend-lease Report

Last week President Roosevelt pondered figures in preparing his first report to Congress on the administration of the Lend-Lease Act. Far from clear, the report was based on figures showing the overall results of the Aid to Britain program, did not sharply differentiate between British money spent and money spent under the Lend-Lease appropriation. Some points:

>Total exports to Britain since the war began: $3,515,200,000. Before the fall of France, monthly average was around $136,000,000. Since last July, monthly average has hovered around $200,000,000. Lend-Lease exports did not begin to show up...

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