BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Bitter Pill

Like it or not, Adolf Hitler had to write off his winter campaign as a dead loss. For last week was the sixth of German retreat in Russia.

Red Armies assaulted Axis positions before Murmansk so fiercely that even the Berlin radio conceded retirement of German forces to new positions. Around Leningrad, Russia readied the offensive that would relieve the siege of her second city. South of Moscow Germans had been pushed back in some places more than 120 miles, and their newest stand, on a line from Bryansk to Vyazma, was breached. In the Crimea, having recaptured the naval...

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