Victory in '42?

Out of Washington came a new hope: Victory in 1942.

For five months President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill had prepared their peoples for a dirty year of defeats, drudgery, sacrifices, casualties. This year was to be the year of dogged holding-on; 1943 was to be the year of attack.

But now optimism swirled up, as swiftly and intangibly as the crest of a breaker. Churchill's last broadcast had sounded almost triumphant; U.S. cartoonists, editors, columnists seized on every Russian skirmish as another great blow to Hitler. Chicago, for some Illinoisy...

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