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1942 April 16 US Justice Department Confidential Report

1942 April 16 US Justice Department Confidential Report

Who: US Justice Department, De Beers diamond syndicate

What: “It was said unofficially that we would not give planes to England if the syndicate would not sell us the diamonds with which to make them.”

Where: USA

Why: The United States was running low on industrial diamonds and De Beers was not acquiescing to requests for more. As a result England pressured De Beers and industrial diamonds were supplied to the United States.

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