88. "Giving us 850 francs a month is just a way for the French to get off the hook for all the Lend-Lease stuff we've given them."

     The 850 francs are in no way connected with Lend-Lease. The gift is not to be deducted from the French government debt or commitments under Lend-Lease. It has no reciprocal basis of any kind. It is an outright gift. It will u1timately cost the French around $40,290,000.