BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Fenimore Cooper Stories.

There were signs last week that the Red Army was already preparing a winter offensive. Behind the German lines, on the Moscow front, guerrillas got busily to work. German reports described guerrilla activities as "fantastic exploits, comparable only to Fenimore Cooper's wilder stories."

The Germans sent storm troopers into a village to punish its residents for not reporting for compulsory labor. A gallows was built. When dawn came, three German officers, one the commander, dangled from the crossbeam. Guerrillas had attacked during the night.

Many guerrillas are Red Army soldiers who have filtered...

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