In the Ukraine, Krivoi Rog, which held the Russians back for five months, fell last week.
Little was left of the city when the Russians marched in, bands playing. Buildings were still ablaze, guns boomed in the suburbs, dead fighting men lay in the gutters. Retreating Germans burned, looted, ravaged.
Not much remained of the great metallurgical plant but the forlorn sign: "Hermann Goring Works." The Germans had taken the machinery along, blown up the buildings.
Iron mines had either been blown up or flooded. In the old Artem mine, 500 Russian workers hid....