World War: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Two-Thirds of the Ukraine

Philadelphia had fallen, Independence Hall and all. Industrial New England had been captured; Rhode Island with its naval base at Newport was isolated, though not invaded; the industrial areas of New Jersey and Pennsylvania were cut off from each other and threatened by a new enemy advance. New York and Boston were besieged. Columns were poised along the upper Potomac, threatening Washington. It looked as if the enemy might reach the Mississippi before winter.

This, with obvious geographical transpositions, was the Russian position early this week, after the new German burst in the Ukraine.

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