World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Will to Win

The German withdrawal to new winter positions on the Russian Front has ended. So said Berlin's official Dienst aus Deutschland last week. A Soviet Russian spokesman exulted that Russian armies have "begun to win and will continue to win." The week's action tabbed the German statement as premature, the Russian boast as overly enthusiastic.

German resistance to Russian persistence showed signs of stiffening as Adolf Hitler's armies struggled to establish a winter line sufficiently strong to hold until the next thrust at Moscow, planned for the coming of warm weather. But Soviet military leaders claimed that German morale faltered as Red...

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