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Winston Churchill Liveblogs World War II: August 22, 1940

Former Naval Person to President Roosevelt:

I am most grateful to you.... I had not contemplated anything in the nature of a contract.... [W]e had decided in Cabinet to offer you naval and air facilities off the Atlantic coast quite independently of destroyers or any other aid. Our view is that we are two friends in danger helping each other as far as we can....

Although the air attack has slackened in the last few days and our strength is growing in many ways, I do not think that bad man has yet struck his full blow. We are having considerable losses in merchant ships on the North-Western Approaches, now our only channel of regular communication with the oceans, and your fifty destroyers, if they came along at once, would be a precious help.

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