World Battlefronts: EASTERN FRONT: Trouble Trebled

For four weeks the Germans had nervously watched as Marshal Georgi K. Zhukov beefed up a tremendous force for the assault aimed at Berlin. The Germans had time to do something: build a deep line of entrenchments and "kettles" (Red Army slang for German "hedgehogs") back of the Oder and Neisse Rivers, at which the Russians had halted. The Germans could do something else: concentrate against Zhukov's most threatening thrust, aimed at Stettin. They had good kettles in the Stargard area.

Zhukov also could do something. Where the Germans were not watching so...

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