INTERNATIONAL: Shape of Victory

Out of the gleaming gold-white conference room in Moscow's Spiridonovka House this week came news that will shape the course of World War II and the world after; news that was bitter-black for the Axis, but almost incredibly bright for the United Nations. That news, in its most significant essence, was simply that the U.S., Great Britain and the Soviet Union are fighting the same war, and that they are fighting it to win the same peace.

All that Hull of the U.S., Eden of Britain, Molotov of the U.S.S.R. had accomplished could be summed up in one tremendous word—agreement. They—and...

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