World Battlefronts: History Without Mercy

Last week the Red Army achieved its greatest offensive successes of the war—successes which may lead to victory in Russia. The fact that the Red Army had the men, weapons and skill for these advances testified to the acumen of Joseph Stalin and his military command in a year which might have brought defeat to Russia (see p. 21).

But, as never before, it was difficult for Russia's allies to see the winter battles as they were, rather than as they may eventually be. Once again, in dispatches brimming with winter hope, possibilities became actualities and distant objectives were made to seem...

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