From the onset of Nazi Germany’s blitz across Eastern Europe and the brutal attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941, the United States began steadfast and strategic partnerships with its key Allies that included Great Britain, China, and the former Soviet Union. These Allied partnerships not only forged one of the most intense and massive industrial military war efforts in history, it also brought together these nations working as one, striving for victory, peace, and a greater good in the world.
The ALSIB program was a great relay race:
In the words of Sergey Kislyak, former Russian Ambassador in Washington, DC in a statement to the Great Falls Tribune Newspaper in July 2015 “(I) never realized that Great Falls was the staging area for the ALSIB program and that it was a very significant contribution to our ability to fight the war – we are still thankful for that.”
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