World: HITLER: Here I shall remain

U.S. and British strategists today are deep in a guessing game. Was the Wehrmacht's retreat in Russia a rout or a planned withdrawal? Will Hitler make a stand on the Dnieper Line? (A Swedish daily quoted him: "Here I am and here I shall remain.") If this line falls, where will the Wehrmacht stand next?

The answers vitally affect the Allied strategy. They might supply a hint of Germany's plans. They might reveal grave strains and stresses within the Wehrmacht. They might indicate the Red Army's strength, its future victories, even Stalin's political demands....

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