Churchill to Stalin - No Second Front

5th September 1941: The Soviet Ambassador to Britain, Ivan Maisky, meets Churchill to be told that Britain is in no position to open a 'second' front

Winston Churchill and Ivan Maisky dined in the observatory of the Russian Embassy in London in August 1941.COURTESY OF THE SCHEFFER-VOSKRESSENSKI FAMILY

On the 4th September the Soviet Ambassador to Britain, Ivan Maisky, met Churchill to discuss an urgent telegram from the Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin. Received in Britain on the 4th, Stalin’s message was…

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