History of the Second Front

Bates, Ralph
June 1944
New Republic;6/19/44, Vol. 110 Issue 25, p809
Focuses on plans of European invasion formulated by Great Britain, during the World War II. Need of the second-front campaign to invade Europe; Statement that Great Britain alone cannot invade Europe; Need of a definite military strategy for the invasion; Statement of British statesman Winston Churchill that absolutely essential condition for a British invasion of Europe was always to have been that Russia and the United States must join with England; Argument that British military had compelled Germany to attack the Soviet Union; Demand of Soviet Communists for an immediate second front; Risks involved in those second!front campaigns; Refusal of liberals to support second-front campaign because they were afraid of Soviet predominance in Europe; Opposition to the invasion of Europe in the U.S.; Statement of U.S. Senators that Japan should be attacked first; Support of the American public to the British invasion on Europe, due to the fear of Russian predominance in Europe.


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