14th March 1942: Australia looks to United States as lead nation in Pacific
There is no belittling of the Old Country in this outlook. Britain has fought and won in the air the tremendous battle of Britain. Britain has fought, and with your strong help, has won, the equally vital battle of the Atlantic. She has a paramount obligation to supply all possible help to Russia. She cannot, at the same time, go all out in the Pacific.
13th March 1942: Desperate conditions for the Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front
The next day he found a Red Army corpse frozen stiff He tugged at his legs, but in vain. He grabbed an ax and took the man off at the thighs. Fragments of fleshflew everywhere. He bundled the two stumps under his arm and set them down in the oven, next to our lunch. By the time the potatoes were done, the legs were thawed out, and he pulled on the bloody felt boots. Having the dead meat next to our food bothered us as little as if someone had wrapped his frostbite between meals or cracked lice.