Lend-Lease was the program under which the United States of America supplied the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, China, Free France, and other Allied nations with materiel between 1941 and 1945.
Moscow has an interesting and not much known museum in school №1262 devoted to lend-lease military stuff. It was created by enthusiasts. Let’s see what exhibits the museum can show.
General view of the hall
Various things presented by veterans and their relatives to the museum. Soviet and American soldiers exchanged them when met.
American “military” cigarettes
Uniform that was completing military equipment and an American machine tool.
Stalingrad soldier with a Thompson submachine gun
Jeep Willys of marshal Rokossovsky given to the museum by the marshal’s grandson. It’s still in running order.
Bullet-proof tyre section of the Willys
First-aid kit of the Willys
Outfit of a pilot that was used in American planes.
Life-saving raft for pilots
Folding motorbike for paratroopers. 3 minutes for getting ready after a parachute landing.
Canadian, American and English leather jackets.
English, Soviet and American outfits.
Food aid. It must be noticed it often included children’s toys.
Unique tea can: Chiang Kai-shek, Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill.
Soldier wearing the uniform of the USA air-assault division №101. The mannequin had a real prototype – staff sergeant Joseph Robert Beyrle – the only soldier of WWII who managed to serve both in American and Soviet armies.