World: Churchill's Report

The greatest living war commentator was speaking to the House of Commons, but his audience was the world. In the broad view, Winston Churchill's report was pregnant with political implications. But in the area of combat (as in the field of specific inter-Allied power politics) Churchill's summary, his first in five months of intensified military operations and preparations, was also the clear and vivid report of a great commander.

The Prime Minister opened on a sober note:

"The war is still going on. I have never taken the view that the end of the war in Europe is at hand or that...