|Edward Sorel. First Encounters: Josef Stalin and Winston Churchill, 1991
This caricature depicts Stalin and Churchill meeting for the first time in the Kremlin on August 12, 1942, an encounter that Clementine Churchill characterized as visiting "the Ogre in his Den." Stalin condemned the Anglo-American decision to abandon the Second Front in 1942. Churchill argued: "War was war but not folly, and it would be folly to invite a disaster which would help nobody." Stalin replied, "A man who was not prepared to take risks could not win a war."
Pastel painting by Edward Sorel
for series "First Encounters," written by his wife
Nancy Caldwell Sorel. Originally appeared in Atlantic
Monthly. Pastel drawing. Cartoon Drawings Collection, Prints
and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (178)
World War II