World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: In the Second November

November is a wintry month in Russia, and November is now upon the Germans. Gone are their "hundred days"—that period since July when, according to one view, the Germans had to win the war if they were ever to win it. Now they are sending skis and toboggans to the Caucasus foothills, where the soldiers already are knee-deep in snow.

Intermittently, but more often as the autumn dies, cold winds and rains beat the steppes around Stalingrad and drive the Luftwaffe from the sky. At Leningrad, where the northern nights are already longer...

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