World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Not Yet

The Russians' only definition of a second front is Allied action which will compel the Germans to withdraw great numbers of troops, weapons and planes from the Russian front.

Last week, before the Americans landed in Vichy Africa, there were private reports that the British victory in Egypt had already compelled the Germans to withdraw troops and planes from both the Stalingrad, and Caucasus fronts. Up to this week neither official announcements nor visible events in Russia had confirmed these rumors. When & if such withdrawals do occur, the Russians will know that they have their second front.

But a significant...

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