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NEVER LET DOWN

American Tribute To Britain's Munition Supplies UNDER REVERSE LEND-LEASE Rec. noon. LONDON, July 20. A tribute to the manner in which Britain never let down the American forces with essential supplies under reverse lend-lease was paid by Major-General H. S. Sayler, chief United States ordnance officer in Europe, at a Press conference. "No red. tape ever clogged the wheels," he said. "Deliveries were always prompt. The Americans got what they needed."

The Americans at one time had 11 ammunition depots in England dispersed over approximately 1000 square miles with 400 miles of roads. British supplies, including 150,000 tyres, saved 327,000 ship tons between June, 1942, and D day. Other supplies provided the American forces by Britain included 110,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition, 2,500,000 mines, 2,000,000 grenades, 1,000,000 rounds of artillery ammunition, 40,000,000 feet of welding rod, 31,500,0001b of steel, brass and other metals.

The American Army of Occupation would in the future not be supported from the British Isles. Already the Americans had reduced 485 000 tons of ammunition stored in the .United Kingdom to between 10,000 and 15,000.

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NEVER LET DOWN, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 171, 21 July 1945

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NEVER LET DOWN Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 171, 21 July 1945

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