Franklin D. Roosevelt Announces the Lend-Lease Act Ca. 1940Unknown - 1940
On June 10, 1940, shortly after Italian dictator Benito Mussolini declared war, President Franklin Roosevelt made a speech in Charlottesville, Virginia, pledging U.S. assistance to the Allies via the Lend-Lease Act. Through the Lend-Lease Act, Roosevelt sought to evade restrictions mandated by the Neutrality Act of 1937 by "lending" weapons to countries that needed help defending themselves from attacks already in progress. U.S.-made divebombers were refitted for Allied use, and Henry Ford inspected a new prototype airplane for possible mass production, claiming that his factory could produce 1,000 per day.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , WPA Film Library, , 
Copyright Date: ©1940
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