Monday, June 3, 2013

Jun

3

1943

Roosevelt to Stalin – No ‘Second Front’ this year

The number of USAAF planes in England was set to more than treble over the course of the forthcoming year.

With Africa firmly in our hands, it was decided that it was now feasible to resume the concentration of ground forces in England … there should be a sufficiently large concentration of men and material in the British Isles in the spring of 1944 to permit a full-scale invasion of the continent at that time. The great air offensive will then be at its peak.