World War II

ROAD TO NOWHERE

“THERE IS ONLY ONE THING WORSE than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.” As is true of many great quotations from World War II, the author is the inimitable Winston Churchill—and if anyone knew the truth of it, he did.

During the war, tensions roiled the Anglo-American alliance. The Americans mocked their British

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