World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Counterattack

Cherkassy lay on the middle Dnieper's right bank, and the approaches to it were swept by German gunfire. To the northwest spread dense, dark forests, infested by guerrillas.

One day last week the guerrillas cleared patches on the damp forest floor. Then a fleet of Russian transports came overhead, and spewed men and weapons down on the clearings. The men re-formed into columns, and together with the guerrillas struck toward Cherkassy.

Hastily, the German Command threw tanks into a counterattack. The Russians were dislodged from a village they had already occupied, and...

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