Lend Lease: The USAs lifeline to the USSR
Lend-Lease sent 17 million tonnes of ammunition, food, fuel, weapons, tanks, airplanes and even railroad locomotives to the USSR during the Second World War—most of it from the USA. This episode describes how the icon of capitalism saved the workers' and peasants' paradise from fascism.
Map1: Lend-Lease routes
Map 2: Arctic convoy route
Map 3: Persian corridor
Map 4: Pacific route
Antony Beevor, The Second World War. London: Little, Brown and Company, 2012.
Max Gethings, "Britain Alone — Rethinking One of the Second World War’s Enduring Myths". Military History Now, 18 May 2023 https://militaryhistorynow.com/2023/05/18/britain-alone-rethinking-one-of-the-second-world-wars-enduring-myths/
Franklin D. Roosevelt, "Fireside Chat On the Arsenal of Democracy," December 29, 1940.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Franklin_D._Roosevelt_-_December_29,_1940_-_On_the_%22Arsenal_of_Democracy%22.ogg
Wikipedia: Lend-Lease https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lend-Lease
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