World War: EASTERN THEATER: How Big Were the Lies?

There was a gigantic clash of arms in the Ukraine last week, and over the whole Russo-German Front a gigantic clash of words in the communiques.

The former looked like a lock of death —to which the Germans seemed to hold the key. The latter was a deadlock of inanities.

On the Desk Front. Adolf Hitler told how, on the three main fronts, his Armies had broken through, encircled and destroyed the enemy. He claimed that the Germans had captured 895,000 soldiers (killing or wounding "many times" that number), had taken or destroyed 13,145 tanks, 10,388 pieces of artillery, 9,082 aircraft.

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