World War: Center Charge

If Russia's enormous flanks were being bent inward last week, Russia's center was charging hard. In defense of Moscow, Marshal Semion Timoshenko's three-week-old counter-attacks were reported to be only twelve miles from Smolensk at one point. The Russians said they were constantly shelling that city.

The Russians printed their news as they made it, setting type in the fields (see cut, p. 20). One Soviet newsman, Eugene Petroff, who also serves the North American Newspaper Alliance, reported that in autumnal forests and still summery fields the Russians were "fiercely beating the Germans...

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