World Battlefronts: Victory and Blood

In the murky dawn hour when Kiev fell, the battle for the Dnieper had virtually ended, the battle for western Russia had begun.

If proof of the vast turn in the Russian war were needed, Moscow provided it last week with an official map of the summer and fall gains. Last April, the Red Army published a map showing the gains of the previous winter. On the western fringe of that map lay Odessa, Kiev, Mogilev, Vitebsk—all still deep in the enemy's rear. On the western fringe of the map published in Moscow newspapers last week lay Bucharest, Warsaw, Konigsberg in East...

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