World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: The Beginning of Disaster?

The Russians have made gains before. They have won victories. They have scourged the German Army. But never before have they shaken the Germans' 1,500-mile battle line from end to end. Never before in World War II has the German Army been so close to disaster.

As they had done at Velikie Luki, the Russians flowed around and then into the

Nazis' second fortress at Millerovo. This week Moscow announced another victory: the long siege of Leningrad was in a fair way to be lifted; Russian troops had captured the pivotal, fortified...

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