To the Finish

The U.S. people learned last week from a smiling, confident, even cocky President that the word for 1943 is action—determined, bitter, bloody action on every battlefront.

At a White House correspondents' dinner (wartime note: no butter, no coffee) in Washington's new and flamboyant Statler Hotel, Franklin Roosevelt gave his first extended account of the Casablanca conference and what was planned there. It was a speech filled with the most self-assured phrases Franklin Roosevelt has yet uttered on the course of World War II.

Said he:

Action In Europe. "Our prime purpose in this...

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