World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Thirty Long Miles

The Russians still talked about their parade into inhabited places on the northern front last week—40 one day, 40 the next, "several" the next—but it began to look as if the 30-odd miles to Smolensk would be very long miles for the Red Army.

With the awful steadiness of a creeping barrage, the German counter-attacks were moving northward toward the Smolensk area.

Captain Ludwig Sertorius, military commentator for the German Transocean News Service, said: "The German counteroffensive has shifted . . . in harmony with the general trend of fighting into the northern...

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