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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.




ID:
wcrh002

Creator:
INIF

Rights:
Washington County Free Library

Notes:
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.

Date:
1942-04-18

Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library

Subject:
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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