EASTERN FRONT: Two at the Door

Western Hungary, where the Danube links Europe's north and south, is one of the continent's military keys. Last week, on both sides of the Danube River, two Russian armies, in two battles, were turning this key. If they continued the tempo of the last two weeks, they would shortly have their shoulders to the door of Austria and the Nazis' southern defense.

On the west side of the Danube, burly Marshal Feodor I. Tolbukhin directed the Battle of the Hungarian Sea (Lake Balaton). Through the rain-soaked hills his armies sped almost as fast...

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