World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: What Hitler is Losing

Adolf Hitler told his people last September that the conquered Ukraine in Russia was a priceless prize of war, rich in farmlands and factories, already a scene of reconstruction and exploitation. Last week, as the Wehrmacht reeled farther & farther back into the Ukraine (see map), the Germans were fast losing this vast (172,000 sq. mi.), heavily populated (31,000,000) territory, and the Russians were regaining one of their greatest centers of wealth.

Ships & Manganese. When they lost the Ukraine, the Russians did not scorch everything, and the Germans managed to get a number and variety of plants back into...

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