World War: Misery in the Powerhouse

"The efforts of the Allies may be divided in space, but in no circumstances may they be divided in time."

British eyes last week read this sentence and British minds agreed with it. But as to just how it should be applied Britain was divided umpteen ways.

The sentence was written by a Russian whom the British like and can understand, Maxim Litvinoff. As Foreign Commissar before the war, he was a protagonist of collective security—simultaneous moves to keep the peace. Now, as unofficial liaison man, he pleaded for simultaneous moves to win the...

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