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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 2068
AUTHOR: Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (1879–1953)
QUOTATION: What place does the possibility of a second front occupy in the Soviet estimates of the current situation? A most important place; one might say a place of first-rate importance.
ATTRIBUTION: JOSEPH STALIN, letter to Henry C. Cassidy, representative of The Associated Press in Moscow, October 4, 1942.—The New York Times, October 5, 1942, p. 1.
SUBJECTS: World War II (1939–1945)