Second Moscow Conference

12 Aug 1942 - 17 Aug 1942


ww2dbaseW. Averell Harriman once again met with Josef Stalin in Moscow, this time joined by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, to discuss the ongoing plans for the war. Churchill expressed to Stalin that the western Allies at this time could not afford to open a second front on continental Europe due to the fighting in North Africa.

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12 Aug 1942 Winston Churchill arrived at Moscow, Russia at 1700 hours. At 1900 hours, he met with Joseph Stalin for the first time at the Kremlin, among other things convincing him there would be no second front at least until 1943 as the Western Allies would soon be invading French North Africa.

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