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lend-lease

n
(Military) (during World War II) the system organized by the US in 1941 by which equipment and services were provided for countries fighting Germany

lend′-lease′



n., v. -leased, -leas•ing. n.
1. the matériel and services supplied by the U.S. to its allies during World War II under an act of Congress (Lend′-Lease′ Act`) passed in 1941.
2. the system by which such aid was supplied.
v.t.
3. to supply (matériel or services) by the lend-lease system.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lend-lease - the transfer of goods and services to an ally to aid in a common causelend-lease - the transfer of goods and services to an ally to aid in a common cause; "lend-lease during World War II was extremely generous"
transference, transfer - transferring ownership
Translations

lend-lease

n lend-lease agreementLeih-Pacht-Abkommen nt
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In the spring of 1942, as an armoured train patrolled the CNR line between Prince Rupert and Terrace, British Columbia, and additional airfields were built for home defence and to ferry aircraft to Russia under the Lend-Lease program, it was decided for political as well as military reasons to evict the Japanese from Attu and Kiska.
During World War II, Stroecker served in the Army but stayed in Fairbanks and Canada working with the Lend-Lease program.
In response to diplomatic appeals made by President Franklin Roosevelt in the fall of 1941, the Pope agreed that American Catholics could support the extension of military aid, through the Lend-Lease program, to the Soviet Union after it was invaded by the Nazis.