visitors to our site,
launching a new project dedicated to Lend-Lease.
all, we will concentrate on Lend-Lease to the
However this doesn’t mean that other countries or recipients will be
starting with the publication of a number of historical documents, one
of which addresses the Quantities of Lend-Lease Shipments. A summary
of the report by the War Department during World War II, “Important
Items Furnished to Foreign Governments”, will be published here, for
the first time anywhere, on this site. Until now, a very limited
number of researchers had access to this rare document. We are glad
that we have an opportunity to publish it due to the kind assistance
of Dr. Von Hardesty, a well-known historian and curator of the
National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution,
that this document will stimulate research activities and publications
from historical community around the World.
planning to publish photographs of military equipment supplied via
Lend-Lease. We hope that these photographs will be of interest to
modelers and all those who are interested in military hardware.
hope that our readers will submit photographs from their family albums:
many of their grandparents fought on Lend-Lease tanks, aircraft, and
ships. We would welcome memoirs of veterans with their evaluation of the
Lend-Lease weapons, equipment, and materiel.
like to create a site that will be not only an informational resource,
but one that is academic in quality. We plan to publish scholarly
papers, which will be peer-reviewed. We have established an editorial
board to provide such reviews. At this time Dr. Von Hardesty from USA
(the author of Red Phoenix) and Carl-Fredric Geust from Finland (the
author of the Red Stars series of books) kindly agreed to participate in
the board activities. We plan to invite other reputable historians to
the editorial board. We are confident that in establishing an academic
quality to the site we will be able to attract many interesting