World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Black Sea Conquest

In Czech and Slovak the word sped across the Carpathians to clandestine radio sets: The fraternal and allied Red Army stands on [your] borders. . . . Welcome your Russian brethren! . . . Arise and fight! . . . Unleash a national guerrilla war!

That night in Moscow 548 guns thundered an unprecedented salute to a great twin victory by two ex-peasants now be come marshals: 1) tank-expert Gregory Zhukov's drive to the old Czech border and 2) infantry-expert Ivan Konev's 40-mile thrust into Rumania. In spite of mud and flood-swollen rivers...

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