The Common Struggle Against Fascism

Personal message from Joseph Stalin to Winston Churchill

13 September 1941
Russian State Archive of Social and Political History

Marks in lead pencil by Joseph Stalin.

"If the British government believes that it cannot open a second front for the time being, can it find another way of providing active military assistance to the Soviet Union against the common enemy? In my opinion, England could disembark 25-30 divisions in Arkhangelsk without any risk or send them through Iran to southern USSR for military cooperation with Soviet forces on Soviet territory..."