Franklin D. Roosevelt draft to Winston Churchill (June 13, 1940)

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I cannot send squadron to Barrhaven as we have squadron off Portugal and another visiting East Coast South America - Atlantic Patrol from Nova Scotia to Trinidad is in my judgment important as it continues to provide wide safety zone. Furthermore I think you will agree that maintenance main fleet in Hawaii is vital.

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