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Disputes between officials within the US Department of War spills over to Allied purchases of aircraft

Citation: Kerr, Philip Henry (1940) Disputes between officials within the US Department of War spills over to Allied purchases of aircraft. No Publisher. (Unpublished)

Disputes between officials within the US Department of War spills over to Allied purchases of aircraft by suggesting that it could hamper US rearmament. Isolationists seize this as an opportunity to 'make trouble'. President enables Allies to purchase aircraft initially ordered for the US military. The House Military Affairs Committee eventually favoured the sale of the aircraft to the Allies.

Additional Information: Creators: Philip Henry Kerr (UK Ambassador to US); Recipients: Edward Frederick Lindley Wood (UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs); Writing format: Print;
Creators: Kerr, Philip Henry and
Subjects: Politics
History
Keywords: Despatch, United of States of America, United Kingdom, France,
Divisions: Institute of Latin American Studies
Collections: Atlantic Archive: UK-US Relations in an Age of Global War 1939-1945
Dates:
  • 4 April 1940 (completed)
References: TNA Reference: FO 115/ 3422 - Aircraft Purchases Anglo-French; Project Record ID: A00001539;

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