World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: The People's Avengers

Guerrillas, men and women: Honor and glory to you—heroes of the people's war against the German occupants! Long live the people's avengers—the valiant Soviet guerrillas, men and women!

This tribute was high on the list of 37 slogans distributed by Tass. Soviet news agency, to commemorate the Red Army's 24th anniversary (TIME, March 2). Last week came proof that the tribute was more than earned. In a maneuver encircling the Sixteenth German Army at Staraya Russa, 140 miles south of still-besieged Leningrad, Soviet troops were guided by a guerrilla named Ivan Grozny, who is known as "Ivan the Terrible." Guerrilla...

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