| ||11. "The French are using our gas, but they won't give it to Americans. You can't get gas in the French zones of occupation if you're driving through."|
You are not supposed to.
The French are given gasoline by U. S. Army authority.. It is the only gasoline they get They are compelled to use it for themselves.
The Reciprocal Aid Agreement, under Lend-Lease laws, states (ArticIe III) that the Government of France will not, without the consent of the President of the U.S., transfer any articles provided the French, or permit their use, by anyone not an officer, employee, or agent of the French government.
Can an American gas pump give gasoline to a French army car which is not specifically authorized to obtain gasoline from an American pump? If you were on duty would you give gasoline to unauthorized persons?