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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1941. Europe
(1941)

Netherlands,   pp. 808-834 PDF (9.8 MB)


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NETHERLANDS
LEND-LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE
             NETHERLANDS, SIGNED AUGUST 9, 1941
856.24/68
Memorandum by the Chief of the Treaty Division (Barnes) to the
                      Secretary of State
                                  [WASHINGTON,] August 8, 1941.
.AGREMENT WIrT THE NETHERLANDS FOR THE PROVIDING OF DEFENSE
              ARTCLE AND DEFENSE INFORMATION
  The agreement which is to be signed by you and the Netherlands
Minister 1 at noon on August 9, 1941, has been negotiated under the
authority of and in conformity with the "Act to Promote the Defense
of the United States", commonly referred to as the lend-lease Act,
approved March 11, 1941.2
  Under this agreement, the United States agrees, upon certain con-
ditions, to supply defense articles and defense information to the
Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands
agrees, on similar terms, that whenever it is in a position to do so
it will make available to the United States defense articles and de-
fense information which the United States in its own defense or in the
defense of the Americas shall require.
  The agreement becomes effective when signed and will continue
in effect until a date to be agreed upon between the two Governments.
                                            CHARxs MI. BAESET
856.24/632
   Lend-Lease Agreement Between the United States and the
                         Netherlands
 Whereas the United States of America and the Kingdom of the
Netherlands declare that, with self-restraint and sober purpose, they
are engaged in a cooperative undertaking, together with every other
1Alexander Loudon.
'55 Stat. 81.
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