World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF GERM ANY. (East): Red Dawn Over Warsaw

BATTLE OF GERMANY (East)

Of almost 9,000 Germans who had defended Praga, only one in 20 was taken alive. The rest of the defenders were killed last week when the First White Russian Army and elements of Lieut. General Zigmund Berling's First Polish Army stormed the town—which bears the same geographic relation to Warsaw as Hoboken does to Manhattan.

Thus after six weeks of buildup, Marshal Rokossovsky (of Polish descent), who almost reached Warsaw in August, began to close in. The famed Russian artillery, massed on the east bank of the Vistula, began...