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Comprehension
3a Make a list of the reasons why the Chicago Tribune attacked the USSR.
3b According to the Editor of the Tribune, why was it important to attack the USSR at this point in time?

Analysis and Interpretation
3c What factual evidence does the Tribune article use to support its criticisms of the USSR and are they convincing?
3d The editor mentions a second front against Japan and says that the war is almost over in Europe. What does this suggest about the writer's understanding of events in the war?
3e A senior British official wrote the following note on the front cover of the report:
"Muddled thinking, I fear, among these publicists [newspaper writers] who are too far away from Europe to size up the situation correctly."
Do you agree with this view?


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Part of a Foreign Office report on attitudes in the USA towards the USSR, April 6th 1943

Part of a Foreign Office report on attitudes in the USA towards the USSR, April 6th 1943