The Common Struggle Against Fascism

Personal message from Winston Churchill to Joseph Stalin on the first deliveries of arms and munitions through Lend-Lease

21 September 1941
Russian State Archive of Social and Political History

Russian translation.

English original. Hand-signed by Winston Churchill

"President Roosevelt has decided that our proposals shall, in the first instance, deal with the monthly quotas we shall send to you in the nine months period from October 1941 to June 1942 inclusive. <...>

You will realise that the quotas up to the end of June 1942 are supplied almost entirely out of British production, or production which the United States would have given us under our own purchases or under the Lease and Lend Bill."