World Battlefronts: The Year, Dec. 20, 1943

>Said Britain's Winston Churchill: "The [European] war is going so well we must not underrate the tenacity of the enemy. . . . But I hope in 1944 we shall bring him to bay."

>Said South Africa's Jan Christiaan Smuts: "A long road and heavy fighting ... lie ahead [in Europe]. But we are nearer the end than the beginning, and the next year should see it ended."

>Said Japan's Hideki Tojo: "The [Pacific] war cannot be won easily. . . . [But] 1944 will be our year to win."

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