World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Victory is a Fighting Word

Last week, as in their bitter summer of 1942, the Russians again asked the U.S. and Britain for a second front in Europe. Unofficial interpretations came thick & fast. The Russians, as in June 1942, had already learned that there was to be no second front this year. The Russians knew that there was going to be a second front and were deceiving the Germans. Russian officialdom, aware of the terrific strain upon the Russian people, was passing the buck from the Kremlin to the Allies.

More likely the Russians merely meant what...

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