World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF GERMANY (South): Preparation

Like the attack upon Germany from the east and the west, the attack from the south was a supply problem. This week the Russians were straightening it out.

The Russian army group fighting in Hungary had been stalled some 50 miles from Budapest for several weeks. Last week General Ivan Y. Petrov's Fourth Ukrainian army group fighting southward from Czechoslovakia eased the supply problem. A railroad and a road pass across the Carpathians were taken, and thus southern Poland and Hungary were linked through Transylvania. Five other Carpathian passes were also captured. Now Petrov needed only to meet roving Cossack...

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