24 July 2016

What's a $100 Between Friends?


From The Southeast Missourian on this day in 1945:

Britain Charges U.S. $100 Each For Carrying Vets on Luxury Liner

London, July 24. - (AP) - A responsible but unattributable source said today the British Ministry of War Transport charged approximately $100 for each American soldier traveling on the British liners Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, now being used for troop redeployment to the United States.

The charge is identical with that the government must pay the shipping companies operating liners, he said.

The source said the whole question was one of reverse lend-lease, and has not yet been settled entirely.

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