Churchill and the Great Republic

8/16/42

Column 1:

Harriman: “Did he [i.e., Stalin] agree to accept 'Torch' as the Second Front when it is started?”

Churchill: “No but he thinks it absolutely right, & of great indirect advantage to Russia”

Column 2:

Harriman: Did he seem to prefer Iceland to England?

I plan to remain in Persia for a few days. Go by rail to Persian Gulf & fly back to Cario via Basara— if you approve.

Churchill: Yes, we must go more (deeply?) with the Railways .(.&.its?). Road.

Come home with (me/one?) in a week. (DV) ?

Column 3:

Harriman: The pleasantest hour of the journey has just passed - !

Churchill: The mustard was too hot. ..?. I ...?.