Joseph Stalin said in Moscow's Red Square: "Another few months, another half year, one year maybe, and Hitlerite Germany must burst under the weight of her own crimes."
"By not flinching," said Winston Churchill, "we came through the dark and perilous passage and now once again are masters of our own destiny."
Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek said: "This is a very important time in our united struggle."
General Charles de Gaulle said: "We have now reached the precise moment when the tide of victory is on the point of turning."
Even when Germans spoke, they spoke defensively.
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