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Cipher telegram from Vyacheslav Molotov in Washington on his conversation with Franklin D. Roosevelt on opening a second front

30 May 1942
Russian State Archive of Social and Political History

"…I spoke of the need to draw away at least 40 German divisions to the western front in summer and autumn of this year.

Roosevelt and Marshall replied that, while they wanted very much to do so, ships were still lacking for dislocating troops to France. They did not say anything more specific."