AGX you are of course right but they called it war reparation when they voided German and Austrian patents whereas they called it paying back war debts when they more or less took/stole english, french etc... inventions. It's all in the wording. my favourite example is the Bell X2 the first supersonic plane in reality it was a british invention but the British had to hand over the construction plans to the americans. The first time Europe stood up to the US demands was the Concorde France and the UK denied the US wish to receive the construction plans and the rest is as they say is History or more precisely the Concorde and Tupolev are still the only Supersonic Passenger Transport planes.