LEND-LEASE: Correction

It was all a mistake, Franklin Roosevelt told his press conference. He wanted to apologize.

Three weeks ago the eleventh quarterly report on Lend-Lease went to Congress along with a letter over the President's name which bluntly stated that the U.S. did not want repayment of Lend-Lease debts from the United Nations. The quote: "Victory and a secure peace are the only coin in which we can be repaid." Promptly many a U.S. citizen felt acute tax pains, many a U.S. newspaper bellowed loud (TIME, Sept. 6).

Explained President Roosevelt: While he was in Quebec, several drafts of the letter were...

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