Sunday Aug 13, 2023

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt, "Fireside Chat On the Arsenal of Democracy," December 29, 1940.,_1940_-_On_the_%22Arsenal_of_Democracy%22.ogg 

Wikipedia: Lend-Lease

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