World Battlefronts, STRATEGY: All One Front

Klieg lights played on the pink marble head of Lenin, brooding in the great hall of the Kremlin; on the thousand heads in mid-Asian skullcaps, scarves and army caps; on the calm, mute face of Stalin; on the discreet face of Sir Archibald John Kerr Clark Kerr, Britain's Ambassador to the U.S.S.R.; and on Molotov, crying to the members of the Supreme Soviet:

"The Anglo-Soviet and the Soviet-American communiqués declare that 'complete understanding was reached with regard to the urgent tasks of creating a second front in Europe in 1942.' This statement is...

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