a1 The University of North Carolina
By mid-summer of 1944 the success of Allied arms on all fronts made a second major conference of the Big Three appear increasingly necessary. Rapid Russian advances into eastern Europe had brought to the fore the unsettled nature of Allied policy in this area, and the attempted assassination of Hitler on July 20 had emphasized the fact that agreement on Germany had yet to be reached. The possibility of German collapse in turn raised a whole series of weighty problems involved in the transfer of the major war effort to the Far East.
John L. Chase has taught at Brown University and is presently Visiting Lecturer in Political Science at the University of North Carolina.