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alertken
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Last Activity: 19th September 2018, 10:03
Joined: 1st December 2005
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  • alertken
    replied to Diverted Aircraft Orders
    Yes and the reason it was "all or nothing" was to enable Petain to accept Armistice terms that would include "assignment" to Germany of all outstanding French orders in US. There were none when he sought terms.
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  • alertken
    replied to Diverted Aircraft Orders
    If your interest is the legal practicalities of transfer to UK of French commitments, see pp.146-155 of Hall. Petain became PM, Weygand Minister of National Defence, 16/6/40. Weygand signed an Assignment Agreement for all commitments and Purvis notified US Contractors, early 17/6. Petain then sought...
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  • alertken
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    By paying. The neutrality deal in 1938/39, when these orders were placed, was that US-own orders took priority...but there were few. FDR took the public position that the best types were reserved for USAAF/USN, and had an embarassing moment when a DB.7 (to be Boston) went down in US with Frenchmen on...
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  • alertken
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    Ant: am I missing the thrust of your query? Is it to enquire why UK bothered to pay hard cash for ex-French Mohawks left in boxes at Colerne while we fought BoB on a knife edge of supply? Few or less of the French orders were readily operable by UK, so why did we pay and take delivery? is that it? If...
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  • alertken
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    You need P.Butler, Air Arsenal N.America,Midland,2004 and if excited, H Duncan Hall,N.American Supply in the WW2/Civil Official History series, HMSO, 1955.

    Br. Purchasing Commission (BPC) opened 7/11/39, DG of Purchases(US) underCanadian businessman A.B.Purvis (to be Rt.Hon., Privy Councillor;
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