World Battlefronts: EASTERN FRONT: Fall of the Hedgehogs

The measure of Russian might last week was not in spectacular advances, but in the Red Army's sureness in the slow, unspectacular jobs that must precede the next phase of its grand offensive. For the moment the Russians were methodically straightening and tidying their lines.

In the latest Red Army offensive, many German "hedgehog" strong points had been overrun, but many had stood as outposts for a possible Nazi counter-drive. Among them had been Poznan, Torun, Schneidernühl, Arnswalde, Grudziadz, Breslau. Of these pockets of resistance, only two still stood this week: Grudziadz...

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