World War: EASTERN THEATER: Simplest Strategy

By last week it was apparent that the Germans had had the audacity to consider the greatest campaign in history just another oversized battle. Strategically the war in Russia is just that.

Simplest of all battle strategies is to strike at the enemy's center long enough to make him concentrate his strength there, then roll up the flanks, encircle the whole and annihilate. Though it seems almost too simple for such a devious commander, that is Adolf Hitler's strategy in Russia. He struck at the center, at Bialystok, Minsk, Smolensk, and won...

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