The great, seething, bloody battle of Russia had entered a new phase. Last week, heartened by Anglo-American successes in Africa, Russian veterans were taking the initiative:
> Red Army units attacked on the Volkhov sector southeast of Leningrad, captured a village. Berlin long ago reported Russian concentrations in this area.
> German dispatches admitted that the Russians had recaptured Schlusselburg, south of Leningrad on Lake Ladoga, breaking the Axis ring around Leningrad after a year of siege.
> In battered Stalingrad, for the first time in three months, there was quiet for...