World Battlefronts: One More Effort

On the western fringes of Russia this week the Red Army was fighting the final battles on its native soil., Three years and five months after it invaded Russia, the Wehrmacht was fighting on the moats and outworks of Hitler's Europe.

The newly captured city of Zhitomir lay midway between Stalingrad, where the Germans stood a year ago, and Berlin; Zhitomir was only 125 miles from Bessarabia, 60 miles from prewar Poland. In the north, the front line lay only 50 to 150 miles from Russia's pre-1939 borders.

One more effort would clear the Russian land. To make this effort, the Red Command...

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