Franklin D. Roosevelt to Winston Churchill (March 29, 1941)

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US NAVAL COMMUNICATION SERVICE

SRS


FROM : THE PRESIDENT TO: NAVY DEPARTMENT

29 March 1941



REGRADED
UNCLASSIFIED

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FOR FORMER NAVAL PERSON LONDON I HAVE TODAY MADE ALLOTMENTS FOR SUBSTANTIAL QUANTITIES FOOD AND FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE FIFTYFOUR HUNDRED AIRPLANES FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUNS THIRTYFOUR HUNDRED UNIVERSAL CARRIERS AND SUBSTANTIAL QUANTITIES OF OTHER MISCELLANEOUS MILITARY EQUIPMENT X I HAVE ALSO AUTHORIZED FIFTYFIVE HUNDRED OERLIKON GUNS AND AMMUNITON FOR THEM X SIXTY PATROL BOMBING XXXXX PLANES AND ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY NAVY FIGHTING PLANES X THESE ACTIONS WILL BE FOLLOWED IN THE NEAR FUTURE AS I HAVE HAD OPPURTUNITY TO CONFFER WITH YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND THEIR OPPOSITES IN OUR GOVERNMENT X YOU CAN BE SURE THESE MATTERS WILL BE PROSECUTED XXX VIGOROUSLY HERE SIGNED ROSSEVELT


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