World Battlefronts: Counter-Attack

In Russia the spotlight was on the south again, but this time the whole aspect of the front was importantly changed.

The Germans, not the Russians, were on the march. In a fortnight, German forces pressed the Russians back some 80 miles along a 200-mile front (see map. p. 26). Below Kharkov the line was pushed right back to the Donets River. Strong forces moved to attack Kharkov itself.

The question was no longer whether the Germans would be able to hold the line of the Dnieper, or keep the Ukraine. The question now was whether...

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