BATTLE OF EUROPE: When?

What date the Second Front in Europe? The question would not down.

In vast convoys, superbly protected against Adolf Hitler's U-boats, U.S. troops still streamed into Britain for the Big Show. But before the House of Commons, Seadog & Watchdog Winston Churchill threw more emphasis on the great air-power drive against the Continent than ever he had before (see p. 36). Was the solid date for the invasion, reportedly agreed upon at the Teheran conference, still solid?

In Washington, even before Churchill spoke, insiders' talk was that it was not. The line was that Britain, at least, had bethought herself, after hearing...