The President's Week, Feb. 21, 1944

The White House grounds were a billowing of bright new snow under a lead-grey sky. In his office the President spoke to reporters amiably, but his face was tired. The important news, he declared, was the capture at last by U.S. and Australian forces of the Huon Peninsula in New Guinea. From Italy there was nothing new. It was a very tense situation, the President observed mildly. But we should realize that we still have control of the sea —subject to bombing attacks—and control of the air. On both accounts we are...

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