BATTLE OF RUSSIA: If This Is All...

A writer of Moscow communiques last week snatched bread & words from the mouths of a host of military experts. In a single, barking document this anonymous Muscovite stated the objective and strategy of the latest German offensive in Russia:

"The blow is aimed in two directions—at Kursk from the area south of Orel, and from the Belgorod direction northward, also in the direction of Kursk. . . . It is sufficient to glance at the map to understand the operative plan of the German command. It envisaged the encirclement and annihilation of our troops along the arc...

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