Examples of Marshall Plan Aid

The Marshall Plan was a complex undertaking that is not easily described. The following are a few examples of specific program operations:

An example of Marshall Funding

An example of Marshall Funding

 

 

  • Pays freight subsidies for 16.8 million private voluntary relief packages from Americans to Europe.
  • Funds building of a new wharf in North Borneo to help that British colony export vitally needed rubber.
  • Assists in building railroads and water systems in French North Africa
  • $50 million for medicine to combat tuberculosis.
  • Technical assistance program: over 3,000 Europeans make six-month visits to various U.S. industries to learn new techniques; there was a similar program in agriculture.
  • The Ford Motor Co. in Britain receives funds to replace machine tools needed to produce cars, trucks, and tractors for export, thereby earning valuable foreign exchange credits.
  • The Otis Elevator Company (U.S.) helps to modernize British factories, and the value of its investment is guaranteed by ECA insurance.
  • ECA money enables Portugal to purchase key equipment and materials to build a new hospital-tender ship for its cod-fishing fleet.
  • The French aircraft industry in able to purchase propellers for the aircraft it is producing.
  • An alcohol production plant in Scotland is granted $6.5 million, thereby reducing Britain’s need to import alcohol and facilitating plastic, pharmaceutical, and rayon production.