General Deane, head of the American Military Mission in Moscow during the crucial years 1943 to 1945, reflecting...

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THE STRANGE ALLIANCE

General Deane, head of the American Military Mission in Moscow during the crucial years 1943 to 1945, reflecting considerable benevolence and restraint, reports on his policy of appeasement in the maintenance of the Russo-American military alliance. He attended all major allied meetings, Moscow, Cairo, Teheran, Potsdam, and between conferences he battles Moscow red tape, evasions, jurisdictional disputes, secrecy. In negotiating for the release of interned American flyers, exchange of intelligence and weather information, securing American bases for the shuttle bombings, coordinating air force operations and the European land battles, etc., Deane dealt with prestige-conscious officials constantly jockeying for position. In exchange for American candor and generosity, he met rebuffs and refusals, but despite this disillusionment he expresses faith in the good will of the Russian people. Americans should accept the fact, he asserts, that Communist Russia is on the march, and he propounds a friendly but firm policy. Here are the heretofore unrevealed facts of our military alliance with Russia by a General with a feeling for personalities and history tempered by fairness and buoyant optimism.

Pub Date: Jan. 3, 1946

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Publisher: Viking

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1946