U.S. Senate passes H.R. 1776, Lend Lease Bill. Senate Majority Leader Alben W. Barkley telephones the news to the President.
Washington DC USA Date:1941, March 11 Duration:1 min 2 sec Sound:Yes
View of Senate chamber in Washington DC, United States. Senate Majority Leader, Alben W. Barkley, hurries to private phone booth to telephone the news to President Roosevelt. A Senator emerges from the chamber waving newly signed documents. Majority Leader, Barkley converses with other Senators. Senator Walter F. George, of Georgia speaking in praise of Lend-Lease, says "We are now ready to forge ahead and to cast the full strength of American industrial power into the struggle against aggression." Senator Burton K. Wheeler, of Montana, who objects to the Roosevelt administration's lend lease bill, speaks about continuing the fight to "keep American boys out of the holocaust of Europe's wars."
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