- How did Joseph Stalin describe the significance of a second front to the conflict in Europe both in Russia and to its allies?
- How would you consider the strength the alliance between the Soviet Union and its European and American allies? Use evidence from the source.
- What did the change of plans and impact of that change communicate about the United States' goals in Europe? How did its nonaction in this matter align with its motivations?
- Based on the geographic location of the Soviet Union, why might the U.S. not want the USSR to join the fight against Japan?
Stalin, Joseph, "Memorandum in Russian from Joseph Stalin about opening a second front in Europe during World War II, with English translation of same," 13 August 1942. Courtesy of Library of Congress