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Today in World War II History—March 11, 1941

Pres. Franklin Roosevelt signing the Lend-Lease Bill, 11 Mar 1941 (Library of Congress: LC-USZ62-128765)

Pres. Franklin Roosevelt signing the Lend-Lease Bill, 11 Mar 1941 (Library of Congress: LC-USZ62-128765)

80 Years Ago—Mar. 11, 1941: Lend-Lease Act is signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, authorizing loan of war materiél to the United Kingdom ($50 billion will be spent on aid to Allies throughout the war).