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Harry Hopkins in Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland)

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"Mr. Harry Hopkins, lend-lease administrator in Britain, addresses Officers during his visit to Northern Ireland."

Harry Hopkins was President Roosevelt’s personal representative in London. His reports to Roosevelt played a key role in the debate over the president’s ‘Lend-Lease’ bill to aid Britain by providing it (and eventually several other Allied nations) with weapons and supplies without requiring payment upfront. Hopkins spearheaded the rapid passage of the Lend-Lease Bill, first by the House of Representatives, on February 8, 1941, and then by the Senate a month later. Roosevelt appointed Hopkins to administer the Lend-Lease Program, with the vague authority to “advise and assist me in carrying out the responsibilities placed upon me” by the passage of the bill.



Washington County Free Library

NEG NO, INIF 42-169

Harry Hopkins had earlier met Winston Churchill in 1940 before the US entered the war. See Harry Hopkins in London, 1940, Pathe News, 1940.


Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library

United States. Army, Biography; World War, 1939-1945, United States; Hartle, Russell P.

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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