World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Victory and Reverse

Another great victory this week was within the Red Army's grasp: reoccupation of Estonia. Already Russian vanguards were within gun range of the border. Before them now lay only the fortified northern gateway into the tiny Baltic States.

Victory in Estonia—a victory in sight, but yet to be won—would enable the Russians to: 1) roll back the entire German Baltic Front across the flat, creek-laced terrain of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania; 2) outflank the German front in White Russia; 3) raid Germany's supply routes across the Baltic, depriving the German munitions industry of...

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