BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Lateral Passes

Mobile warfare is always a contest for communications, but never is it more so than during the dead of winter. Last week winter in Russia had reached its height: it was the brittle time that the Russians call "the Christening Frost." Along with the cold, Russian success in cutting German communications also reached a height.

Railways were now the only sure means of communication. Slow-moving artillery and infantry were now the only sure weapons of attack. It was for railways that the Russians were driving hardest, and they were succeeding, thanks to...

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