World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Not Like Napoleon's

Like Napoleon, Adolf Hitler last week left Russia. But Hitler left only to make a speech (see p. 28). From the still-frigid shores of Lake Ladoga to the thawing quagmires of the Ukraine, his armies were proving better than Bonaparte's. The Russians kept slogging away at them. But they still held most of the great objectives that the Russians wanted before spring.

> In the north, the Germans still pocketed Leningrad. They beat off Russian thrusts around Staraya Russa and held that city with as few as 60,000 men, by Russian admission.


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