Foreign News: Big Little Man

Americans and Britons, going home from Teheran, took with them an unforgettable portrait of an unforgettable figure: Joseph Stalin. Never before had he been viewed by so many of his allies; never before had he loomed so sharply. Those who had seen him conveyed a vivid impression to the world:

Stalin was the dominant personality at Teheran. Perhaps partly because he was new to so many there, he bulked over both Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt.

Marshal Stalin is 5 ft. 5 in. tall. But there was magnetism and a certain majesty in the figure with the brushlike mane, iron-grey mustache, a bright...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!