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In a meeting with the British on 20 March 1940 the French asked for 10 000 Boys AT rifles each with 500 rounds. The British obviously did not have anything like that number to spare. In a later meeting on 10 May 1940 it was agreed to supply 500 rifles starting 1 June 1940 each with 200 rounds. There would follow 200 rifles each month afterward with 40000 rounds per month. The French already had 48 rifles. 10000 practice rounds were also to be supplied in June 1940. In the event only 400 rifles were sent in June and only with 100 rounds each as the British had no more spare ammunition.
Source: National Archives WO193/494.