National Affairs: Part Payment for Victory

The all-but-final figure on Lend-Lease was in. President Truman reported to Congress last week that in four and a half years the U.S. had supplied its allies with $46,040,000,000 in weapons, civilian goods and services. Great Britain got 69%, Russia, 25%; the rest went to 44 countries.

Reverse Lend-Lease added up to $6,256,000,000; most of it, $4,000,000,000, came from Britain. The rest of the Lend-Lease balance will probably be written off as one of the least costly payments on the price of victory.


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