The Allied Strategy for Europe
26th May 1943: As Churchill flies back to Britain he approves a memorandum for Stalin - with the promise of the invasion of Europe in a year's time
Winston Churchill had now concluded his conference with President Roosevelt in Washington. The detailed minutes of the Trident Conference ran to several pages and covered the ‘Overall Strategic Concept for the Prosecution of the War’. This included plans for every theatre of war around the globe, from the Pacific to Europe.
To intensify the present air offensive against the Axis Powers in Europe. This is for the purpose of smashing German industry, destroying German fighter aircraft and breaking the morale of the German people.
In Russia, Stalin was waiting to hear the outcome of the meeting. He continued to press for a second front in Europe as soon as possible. He was to be disappointed.