Moscow's radio grimly predicted a great winter offensivegreater than any which preceded it in other war winters. Last week, its words were echoed on both extremities of the snowbound Eastern Front:
> At Nevel (see map), the Red Army widened its wedge jutting eagerly towards the Baltic States, less than 60 miles away.
> At Kherson, 640 miles to the south, the Germans withdrew from their bridgehead on the south bank of the frozen Dnieper.
Other echoes rumbled all along the front. In the Dnieper bulge, great tank battles flared up and died down of...