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56 STAT.] GREAT BRITAIN-MUTUAL WAR AID-SEPT. 3, 1942 1605 Supplementary agreement between the United States of America and the September 3,1942 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland respecting E.A . s.2701 principles applying to the provision of aid to the armed forces of the United States. Effected by exchange of notes signed at Washington September 3, 1942. The British Ambassador to the Secretary of State BRITISH EMBASSY, WASHINGTON, D.C . , SIR, September 3, 1942. In the United Nations declaration of January 1, 1942, [1] the contracting governments pledged themselves to employ their full resources, military or economic, against those nations with which they are at war and in the Agreement of February 23, 1942, [2] each Ami, p. 143a. contracting government undertook to provide the other with such articles, services, facilities or information useful in the prosecution of their common war undertaking as each may be in a position to supply. It is further the understanding of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland that the general principle to be followed in providing mutual aid as set forth in the said Agreement of February 23, 1942, is that the war production and the war resources of both Nations should be used by the armed forces of each and of the other United Nations in ways which most effectively utilize the available materials, manpower, production facilities and shipping space. With a view, therefore, to supplementing Article 2 and Article 6 of the Agreement of February 23, 1942, between our two Governments for the provision of reciprocal aid, I have the honour to set forth below the understanding of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of the principles and procedures applicable to the provision of aid by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the armed forces of the United States and the manner in which such aid will be corre- lated with the maintenance of those forces by the United States Government. 1. While each Government retains the right of final decision, in the light of its own potentialities and responsibilities, decisions as to the most effective use of resources shall, so far as possible, be made in common, pursuant to common plans for winning the war. 2. As to financing the provision of such aid, within the fields men- tioned below, it is the understanding of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland that the general principle to be applied, to the point at which the common war effort I [Executive Agreement Series 236; 55 Stat. 1600.] ' [Executive Agreement Series 241.]