BATTLE OF RUSSIA: The Snows of Yesteryear

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...

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