While Stalingrad's agony was reaching its height, Winston Churchill rose in Parliament to review the war and his trip to Moscow. When he finally got to what was on everyone's mind, the second front, he said only what had been said before: Britain and the U.S. were coming "as quickly as possible."

Even his personal impressions of Joseph Stalin were made up of clichés, though he apparently was trying his old technique of extravagantly praising his international friends: "It is very fortunate for Russia to have this great, rugged war chief . ....

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