Today in World War II History—December 17, 1940
80 Years Ago—Dec. 17, 1940: President Roosevelt proposes the Lend-Lease Plan to aid Britain, saying that if your neighbor’s house is on fire, you lend him a garden hose.
US establishes Civilian Public Service camps for conscientious objectors.
The American Eagle Club is established in London for servicemen; it will later be taken over by the American Red Cross.