World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF GERMANY: The Clutch

In the House of Commons Winston Churchill brushed off a few crumbs of optimism. Previously he had said that the knockout of Germany "may" require a few months of 1945. Last week, back from his Moscow conference, he said: "I certainly cannot predict—still less guarantee—the end of the German war before the end of spring, or even before we reach early summer."

This week in Moscow Comrade Stalin said, "Germany is on the verge of catastrophe . . . [Russia will] raise the banner of victory over Berlin ... in the near future."...

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