FOREIGN RELATIONS: 670 Ships to Go

After five years of trying, the U.S. was finally going to get back two icebreakers it lent the Russians as part of the Soviet's $11 billion worth of Lend-Lease aid. The two ships will sail for Bremerhaven for transfer to U.S. hands before month's end, said a Soviet note. Promised two years ago, they have been stuck in the ice off Siberia, according to the Russians, and have apparently just become unstuck. The transfer will reduce the total number of lend-leased U.S. naval and merchant vessels still unreturned and unpaid for by the Russians to a mere 670.

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