World Battlefronts: New Army

Joseph Stalin sent a new Red Army into battle this winter. Moscow communiqués and dispatches, making this fact plain last week, also told more about the Red Army's command and methods than the outer world had ever known before.

Zhukov for Timoshenko. The vast reserves of men and weapons available for the Red Army's winter offensives (see p. 23) showed that the retreats of last summer and fall had been triumphs of military thrift. Stalin and the Red Army Command had sacrificed Russian cities, resources and territory rather than risk the Soviet reserves. But there was evidence that not all of the...

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