Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 2 March 17th, 1943
[Letter from J.W. to Salient Vol. 6, No. 2 March 17th, 1943]
Dear Sir,—It might make things a little clearer if we had just what Stalin did say. In his November 7 speech he said this:
"In an interview with a Turkish general published in the Turkish newspaper 'Cumhuriet,' that cannibal Hitler said: 'We shall destroy Russia so that she will never be able to rise again.' That would appear clear though rather silly.
"We have no such aim as to destroy Germany, for it is impossible to destroy Germany just as it is impossible to destroy Russia. But the Hitlerite State can, and should be destroyed, and our first task in fact is to destroy the Hitlerite State and its inspirers.
"In the same interview with the same general that cannibal Hitler went on to say: 'We shall continue the war until Russia ceases to be an organised military force.' That would appear clear, though illiterate. It is not our aim to destroy all the organised military force of Germany, for every literate person will understand that it is not only impossible in regard to Germany as it is in regard to Russia but it is also inexpedient from the point of view of the victor. But Hitler's army can, and should be destroyed. . . ."
[unclear: Gee. Deeisades, Wallington.]