World: No Alternative

Herds of Nazi tanks gored a gaping wound in Russian defenses between the Volga and the Don. Day by day they dug deeper toward Stalingrad and Russia's Volga artery. Northeast from Kotelnikovski and southeast from Kletskaya they came, clamping a giant pincers around the strategic city.

Already the industries which help to make Stalingrad vital to Russia were disrupted by the approaching siege lines. Thousands of factory workers laid down their tools and streamed westward to take up guns with the embattled Red Army. Bunker by bunker, from every concrete pillbox and every...

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