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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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The most resonant parts of the docu, perhaps inevitably, involve FDR's stewardship of the nation during World War II--as columnist George Will notes, furtively using his influence and initiatives like the Lend-Lease Program to assist England, while maneuvering to "trick the country into going in a direction it did not want to go.
Many Remington-made M1903 rifles were sent as part of the lend-lease program for Britain's use during WWII.
During World War II, he helped train British and Soviet airmen to fly the P-40 pursuit (fighter) planes they had acquired through the Lend-Lease program.
Willys-Overland delivered the prototype "Quad" to the Army on Veteran's Day in 1940, and by 1941, the automaker was contracted to produce about 16,000 units of the Willys MA--many of which were sent to the Allies in Russia and England as part of the Lend-Lease program.