Had a most fruitful conversation about Lend Lease. Joseph e. Davis proposed lend lease to Roosevelt. ARMY rejected it. However Davis’ s case was strong enough based on first hand exposure to Urals factories etal, that Hopkins was sent to validate.
The army argument to husband resources was rejected, and Stalin was supplied!
Lots more vignettes, but validation required!!!
An amazing day. Time for more whiskey.
SOURCE grandson of Joseph e davis.