Germans who dared listen to foreign broadcasts could hear the slow ticking of a clock from the London studios of the BBC. After every seven ticks an announcer said in German: "Every seven seconds a German dies in Russia. Is it your husband? Is it your son or your brother?" BBC officials described the seven-second death interval as a "conservative estimate" based on a figure of 3,000,000 German dead in Russia since June 22.*

* German losses have undoubtedly been heavy, but for once BBC's conservatism can be doubted. If the Germans had lost 3,000,000 dead, their total casualties would certainly...

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