LEND LEASE: Arsenal of Democracy

Mindful that the U.S. was maintaining a full-scale war of its own in the Pacific, Americans nevertheless could not help feeling that Russia was carrying most of the land-fighting load in Europe. Last week they learned how much the U.S. production machine had contributed to the Eastern Front. On some fronts more than half of the Russian Army's supplies move forward in U.S. trucks. From October 1941 to December 1944 the U.S. had shipped to Russia, via Lend-Lease:

¶ 331,000 motor vehicles (including 45,000 jeeps); about 29,000 motorcycles.

¶1,045 locomotives (backbone of any military supply system), 7,164 flatcars, 1,000 dump...

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