Casualties Coming

Events began to document decisions. Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt spoke and to the U.S. came the first military consequence of Casablanca—the French battleship Richelieu (see p. 24). Also there came solemn warnings.

Said Economic Stabilizer James F. Byrnes: "Our plans for 1943 call for a very substantial increase in our war production. They require at the same time the enlistment of additional millions into our armed forces. They contemplate, within a measurable time, the invasion of Europe—a military campaign which will involve casualties such as this nation has never before endured."

Said War Secretary Henry L. Stimson: The nation must...

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