World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Onslaught Resisted

For the first time since Russia launched its great counteroffensive on the central front on Dec. 6, Allied sympathizers last week were hauled up short by two strong hints that many more men must be lost and many more miles covered before victorious Red Armies parade along Unter den Linden and the Wilhelmstrasse. As a matter of cold fact, Adolf Hitler's retreating Armies were chins-up on at least two fronts:

Leak in the Center. Three weeks ago Russia claimed that 100,000 Germans were encircled at Mozhaisk, 57 miles west of Moscow, and had been...

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