World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: The Ousting is at Hand

''Comrades," said Joseph Stalin in his calm, dry voice, "we have turned the course of the war. . . . The complete ousting of the Fascist invader is at hand."

A few hours earlier Stalin had an nounced the year's richest victory: the recapture of Kiev (see p. 25). Moscow's walls echoed the jubilant salvos of 324 guns, the pealing of the Kremlin's bells, the happy tumult of the crowds. Now, in Moscow and all over the land, men huddled before the loudspeakers to hear Stalin's report on the triumphs already scored, on the prospects for tomorrow:

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