Popular support for USSR in Britain

12th October 1941: The Russian Ambassador to Britain notes the tremendous support for Soviet Russia in Britain but questions Churchill's intent

Factory workers ride on Valentine tanks as they leave a factory in Smethwick. A notice propped on the front of the tanks reads "All Help for Russia Now". The workers are holding a Union flag and a Russian flag and many have their fists raised in a Communist salute.

The diary1 of Soviet Ambassador to the United Kingdom proved to be remarkably prescient in …

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