BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Confidence

That the deadlock in Russia would not last long was plain. The Nazis were bringing up reserves everywhere—1,900,000 of them, the Russians said, many of them from occupied countries. The Red Army, too, was calling up class after class. Momently the Red Army expected the Germans to start driving either toward Moscow or toward the oil fields of the Caucasus.

The Russians were spring-feverish with confidence. Said Pravda: "We have considerably more tanks than we had before and their quality is . . . considerably better than that of the Germans. The Soviet...

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