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Title: Destroyers for Bases, September, 1940

Description: The Destroyers for Bases Agreement (a precursor to the Lend Lease Act of 1941) is signed, wherein the U.S. gave fifty over-aged destroyers to Great Britain (which was in desperate need of these warships after many of its destroyers had been either damaged or sunk by German warships) in exchange for the U.S. right to establish naval bases on British territory in the Atlantic; signing the Agreement in London is England's Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill; AKA: Winnie; 1874-1965), seated second from right, while U.S. Ambassador John Gilbert Winant (1889-1947), seated third from left, and Canadian High Commissioner Vincent Massey (Charles Vincent Massey; 1887-1967), serve as witnesses; President Roosevelt had signed the Agreement on September 2, 1940; this Agreement was a precursor to the full-fledged Lend Lease Act of March 11, 1941, whose passage allowed the U.S. President to authorize unlimited supplies of all kinds to Allied nations, consisting of more than $50 billion in aid, the bulk of which went to Great Britain;

Date: September 7, 1940

Category: World War II

Keywords: agreements, alliances, Allies, ambassadors, envoys, Lend Lease, prime ministers of the U.K., representatives, Second World War, world leaders, world politicians, World War II, WWII

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 1770 x 959 (1.70 MPixels) (1.85)

Print Size: 15.0 x 8.1 cm; 5.9 x 3.2 inches

File Size: 4.86 MB (5,100,188 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000010034

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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