World War: EASTERN THEATER: The Great Battle

On some perhaps distant tomorrow the world will learn what happened last week in the Battle of Russia. For the whole week the official communiques of both sides told only of heavy conflict without changes of position. But no American or British reporter, not even the British military mission, got near the front. The world was left to guess what had happened in the vicious fighting. The world will obviously learn the outcome long before it learns what led to it.

Early this week that outcome may have been foreshadowed by the German...

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