National Affairs: Britain Makes a Pledge

The British pledged themselves last week not to take advantage of Lend-Lease by using it to maintain their foreign trade. An agreement was negotiated by British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and U.S. Ambassador John Gilbert Winant. The agreement was published as a White Paper, in which the British promised to limit their export business during World War II to the minimum necessary to continue the war effort.

Last week there was bitterness in Britain, for the British felt that the agreement had been necessary because the U.S. had been the victim of...

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