World War: Mopping and Draining

The Germans said they were mopping up the Ukraine last week. But one thing all the mops in the world could not dry up was the Dnieper River.

By way of Bucharest and Stockholm, it was reported that the great $110,000,000, 140-foot Dnieper Dam near Zaporozhe had been blown up by the retreating Russians. The step would be logical, since the highway atop the dam was one of the best bridges across the river, and since the flood below would reinforce the river as a scarp against the Nazis.

At week's end the report had not...

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