World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Red Army Forward

Moscow was again the capital of Russia this week. "Today," wrote New York Timesman. Cyrus Sulzberger in his first Moscow dispatch in two months, "the sun rose propitiously, shining on the placid white streets while the inordinately gay Muscovites, relieved of strain, bustled about doing their Sunday shopping, jesting at the latest posters ridiculing the retreating Germans."

Victory at Moscow. As the Government moved back from Samara (Kuibyshev), the Russians told the world their story of the Battle of Moscow:

An overwhelming offensive begun on Oct. 2 had cracked them wide open. On...

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