World: All Quiet . . .

For the first time in 1944 Moscow said: "No important changes. ... " The great Mud Offensive, which in seven weeks had swept from the Dnieper to the Carpathians, had ground to a halt.

But Berlin was full of apprehension ("a lull before a storm"). The Red command, it said, was massing troops from the Black Sea to the Pripet Marshes for a new all-out push, coordinated with the Allied invasion of the west.

To thwart this plan, the Wehrmacht dipped into its reserves, last week mounted a counterattack. German infantry, tanks, bombers struck at Narva, on the Baltic Sea; at Lwów,...

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