The British Foreign Office had officials stationed
all over the world. In a large country like the USA they would have offices
in several major cities. This report comes from a British official in Chicago
reporting on the attitude of the US media to the USSR in 1943.
Chicago is in the American Midwest. Attitudes in
this region were generally hostile towards the USSR.
The second front mentioned in this article means
action by the USSR against Japan. The USSR did not actually declare war on
Japan until 1945, after the defeat of Germany.