World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Thing or Ante-Thing

There was an eruption on Russia's southern front this week. Spring and its assault finally seemed to be breaking out.

From Berne, New York Times Correspondent Daniel T. Brigham reported that a German Army of 2,000,000 had gone into action on a 250-mile front between Dnepropetrovsk and the Crimea. The Russians said that heavy fighting was in progress on the Crimea's Kerch Peninsula; the Red Army was fighting stubbornly there against a new offensive.

This was either the long-awaited German attack or its preliminaries, the final clash or its prelude.

It was not probable that the Germans would throw their whole strength into...

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