Was it wishful thinking. My mother wrote home: “It is beginning to look as though the war may not last too long. The home stretch is in sight with its usual burst of speed and I’m very hopeful it will be over soon.” True, war casualties now totaled 120, 967. But my mother pinned her hopes on the outcome of the Moscow Conference, the historic secret meeting in Russia of representatives from Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and China. Skittish as Americans were about alliance with a Communist regime, let alone with Stalin, there was no doubt that the Russian people were playing a pivotal role in beating back the Germans. Enjoy this trailer for a movie about the “Mission to Moscow.”
Light the Sabbath candles and hope she’s right.