World: Stalin's Choice

Concentrated in the hands of Joseph Stalin is more wartime authority, both political and military, than is wielded by any of his allies—President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill or Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek. As Premier, Defense Commissar and Secretary of the Communist Party, Stalin is shouldered with domestic and international responsibilities which grow with each German step into Russia. Last week Stalin sought someone to share his burdens. As First Deputy Defense Commissar he chose a man who, until two years ago, was an unknown quantity to a non-Russian world: General Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov....

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