Copy of Franklin D. Roosevelt to Winston Churchill (September 30, 1941)

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SEPTEMBER 30, 1941

FROM: OPNAV
TO: ALUSNA LONDON (AMERICAN EMBASSY)

I HAVE CABLED OUR MISSION IN MOSCOW TODAY THAT WE CAN MAKE AVAILABLE FROM JULY 1, 1942 TO JANUARY 1, 1943 1200 TANKS A MONTH FOR ENGLAND AND RUSSIA COMBINED; FROM JANUARY 1, 1943 TO JULY 11, 1943, 2000 TANKS A MONTH. I TOLD OUR MISSION TO MAKE A COMMITMENT TO RUSSIA OF 400 TANKS A MONTH BEGINNING JULY 1 IN ADDITION TO THOSE ALREADY PROMISED AND ADVISED THEM AFTER CONSULTATION WITH YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO INCREASE THE AMOUT STILL FURTHER IF THAT SEEMED DESIRABLE.

WE ARE MAKING COMMITMENT TO THE RUSSIANS OVER AND ABOVE THE COMMITMENTS MADE TO JULY 1 OF 3600 COMBAT PLANES BETWEEN JULY 1, 1942 AND JULY 1, 1943.

WE ARE GOING TO PUT THE PRODUCTION OF TANKS TO WELL OVER 2500 A MONTH. THIS LARGE INCREASE IN TANKS IS DUE TO OUR DOUBLING OUR WHOLE TANK PRODUCTION.

SIGNED ROOSEVELT.

COPY FOR THE WHITE HOUSE.

CR 0118.

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