World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Time Will Not Wait

The Russians and the Germans, in these July days of 1942, are fighting the battle that may decide the world's fate.

On the plains beside the Don the battle has only begun. Already it is erupting and spreading along the vast Russian front. No Russian loss or retreat in any one sector will be a final loss. But if the Germans win this battle—and in the Don sector they were still winning this week—the war will be indefinitely lengthened; the 1939-42 phase of it will be definitely lost. The U.S. and Great...

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