|Office of War Information. Churchill and Stalin in Moscow, 1942
The August 1942 meetings between Stalin and Churchill did not always go smoothly. Berating the British for their failure to come to grips with the Germans, Stalin said that British soldiers would lose their fear as soon as they started to fight. Furious, Churchill replied that he would pardon Stalin's remarks only on account of the bravery of the Russian army. Impressed with Churchill's spirit, Stalin mellowed, and the conference ended on a cordial note.
Copyprint. W. Averell Harriman Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (179)
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