Thank God we dont have guns here.
You don't need them there because we had guns over here.
Otherwise you'd be speaking German, assuming your parents weren't slaughtered before you were born.
Having guns in your neck of the woods, did not stop the Germans at all. Are you trying to claim credit for the Soviet defeat of Germany?
At the end of the day it is a moot point, since (long before the United States entered the war) Germany could not achieve control of the air over Britain, and consequently would have been unable to effectively protect any invasion fleet in the face of the Royal Navy.
Talk about rewriting history. Ugh. Facts will be wasted on you.
Lend/Lease probably saved both Russia and Britain. The war is totally different if Hitler doesn't attack Russia in the summer of 1941. Had they kept the truce until they defeated Britain, things would be very different today. Russia needed the 2nd front to pull Germany in two directions as well....
Germany's lack of naval power and inadequate amphibious landing capabilities, combined with their inability to wrest control of British airspace in 1940 (before Lend Lease). Saw to it that Germany could not conduct a successful invasion of Britain (as confirmed by statements from Göring, von Rundstedt, Dönitz, Raeder & others), which at that time had the most powerful Navy on the planet and the most advanced air defence system in the world. So in other words the United States didn't save Britain from subjugation by Germany.
Despite having intent Germany as a continental power that possessed a tactical air force rather than a strategic one, lacked the capability to conquer Britain (Lend Lease or not), therefore @225985
's inference that the United States by virtue of being armed had saved Britain from subjugation is nonsense.
Although Lend Lease especially with regard to rail stock, locomotives, motor transport fuel, food, aluminium, and other raw materials did make a not insubstantial contribution to the war effort of the Soviet Union.
It's impact was negligible until Operation Bagration which smashed Army Group Centre during 1944, all of which occurred after the Germans had already been checked and reversed by the Soviets, following their defeat at Stalingrad and failure at Kursk during 1943. Likewise at no point from the commencement of Operation Barbarossa in 1941 through to the storming of the Reichstag in 1945, did the Germans not
employ the lions share of their combat strength on the Eastern Front against the Soviet behemoth.
Lend Lease didn't actually save Britain and Russia from conquest and occupation by Germany. What it did do however was to make a very significant contribution to British and Soviet offensive combat power, with it's greatest effect being rendered after Germany was forced on to the strategic defensive.
That said Lend-Lease wasn't a one way street either, since Reverse Lend-Lease saw the United States receive considerable supplies from Britain and the Commonwealth, plus (albeit in much smaller quantity) the Soviet Union as well. "This statement of the expenditures made by the British Commonwealth of Nations for reverse lend-lease aid furnished to the United States, and of the expansion of this program so as to include exports of materials and foodstuffs for the account of United States agencies from the United Kingdom and the British colonies, emphasizes the contribution which the British Commonwealth has made "to the defense of the United States" while taking its place on the battle fronts.
It is an indication of the extent to which the British have been able to pool their resources with ours so that the needed weapon may be in the hands of that soldier—whatever may be his nationality- who can at the proper moment use it most effectively to defeat our common enemies."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
At the end of the day the Soviet Union provided the critical contribution to the defeat of Germany, while the United States made a significant contribution to the same. Just as the United States provided the critical contribution to the defeat of Japan, while the Soviet Union made a fairly insignificant contribution to the same.