Beginning of World War II. Birth of the Grand Alliance
English original. Hand-signed by Winston Churchill
Photo by Oleg Knorring.
"On the way home from Iceland I had felt that when Beaverbrook and Averell Harriman got back from Washington, and we could survey all the prospects of munitions and supplies, they should go to Moscow and offer all we could spare and dare. <...>
I brought the proposal to send Lord Beaverbrook to Moscow before my colleagues on August 28, . The Cabinet was very willing that he should present the case to Stalin, and the President felt himself well represented by Harriman."
Черчилль У. Вторая мировая война. С. 96, 97.
Photo by Fyodor Kislov.
Russian and English originals.
Poster. Print on paper.
89.0 х 59.5 cm.
"On October 2, I heard from the President about American plans for future tank and aircraft production. From July 1942 to January 1943 the United States would allocate 1,200 tanks a month to England and Russia together and, during the next six months, 2,000 a month. The American Mission in Moscow had been told to promise the Russians 400 tanks a month as from July 1, and an increased number after that date after discussion with our representatives.
The United States would be able to fulfil this increased commitment as her tank production was being doubled to reach a figure of over 2,500 tanks a month."
W. Churchill, The Second World War, vol. III: “The Grand Alliance”, London, 1949, p. 417.