World Battlefronts: The Fate of the World

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The year 1944 was the climactic year of the war against Germany. It was not the last year of that war, as many had predicted and more had hoped. But it was, beyond all reasonable doubt, the last full year.

It was not a year in which the outcome—the question of who would win and who would lose—still dangled precariously in the balance. The trend of the war had been reversed in 1942 at Stalingrad and El Alamein. By early 1944 the U.S. was almost fully armed—thanks mainly to the Man of 1943,...

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