World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Counterattack

Mortally wounded though it was, the Wehrmacht lashed back last week at the Red colossus with the heaviest German counterattacks since the start of the Soviet offensive in late June. The Germans had traded too much space for too little time; now there was nothing left to trade but flesh and steel.

A German broadcast quoted Field Marshal Walter Model, commanding the Warsaw sector: "After weeks of receding, the time has come to stick to our positions. New forces from the Reich are arriving. "By Moscow account, the Germans had thrown into the fight 16 divisions scraped...

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