World Battlefronts, STRATEGY: Second Front, 1942 Version

There is going to be a second front—a land front—against Germany in western Europe. Barring a slip, that fact became certain last week. The only question was: When? Last week the answer to that question, too, became more definite.

Promises that the British Government would heed the voice of its people—and of the Russians—had been piling up for weeks past. But, wrapped in the rhetoric of Winston Churchill and the cautious legal phrases of Sir Stafford Cripps, they had somehow lacked the impact of a pledge. Last week the assurance came, not flat,...

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