The Common Struggle Against Fascism

Personal and secret message from Joseph Stalin to Franklin D. Roosevelt on the dates of opening a second front

11 June 1943
Russian State Archive of Social and Political History

Corrections in red pencil by Joseph Stalin.

"...In May 1943, you and Mr. Churchill took the decision to postpone the Anglo-American invasion of Western Europe to the spring of 1944... <...>

It goes without saying that this new postponement of the second front and the decision to leave our army, which has made so many sacrifices, without the expected major support from Anglo-American forces will make a highly negative and grievous impression on the Soviet people and armed forces."