World War: EASTERN THEATER: Is Cripps Always Right?

One man who has been really right about World War II is Sir Richard Stafford Cripps. From the starting gun, he maintained that Britain's interest and Russia's were the same. In June 1940 the British Foreign Office sent him as Ambassador to Moscow, apparently as the easiest way to hush him up. Last week he addressed a paean to the Russian people, which if it was as right as his record, was good news. Of Hitler's invasion of Russia:

"Little did he know or understand the intense love of their homes and country which fills the hearts of Soviet citizens....

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