(Catalogue ref: CAB 120/691)
31. We conclude that: -
- If we are to embark on war with Russia, we must be prepared to be committed to a total war, which will be both long and costly.
- Our numerical inferiority on land renders it extremely doubtful whether we could achieve a limited and quick success, even if the political appreciation considered that this would suffice to gain our political object.
(Signed) G. GRANTHAM
Offices of the War Cabinet, S.W.1
22nd May, 1945