Lest We Fall

Thoughtful soldiers and officials in London and Washington last week had to turn their attention to a serious new war problem: the exuberant optimism now sweeping the Allied world and lessening the Allied war effort. For proof that the effort had lessened, the U.S. Army had only to look at the production figures, down in May, down again in June.

Because the Allies had established some of the conditions of victory, too many people assumed that all of the conditions of victory had been established, that the war was all but won. The...

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