GREAT BRITAIN: Fools' Paradise Lost

With stubborn Russian resistance to the Nazis on the east and U.S. aid on the west, many an ebullient Briton has come to believe that World War II is as good as won. Such optimists, surprised and petulant when the Roosevelt-Churchill meeting did not hatch an outright U.S. declaration of war, have been inclined to complain about U.S. timidity both in private and public.

Against such complacency and the attendant dangers of disillusion, the British press last week unleashed a Blitz of editorials and articles, getting down to cases on the U.S. position in the war.

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