World Battlefronts: Victory on the Baltic

Another Russian campaign pushed through to victory. Last week on the shores of the Baltic it partially destroyed two German Armies (the 16th and 18th), and even better to the Russians—it secured the Baltic States for Russia.

Marshal Leonid A. Govorov's Leningrad army, fresh from its triumph over the Finns in Karelia, swept across Estonia. Its left flank drove through from the southern end of Lake Peipus. Its right flank drove through the lake-studded swamps bordering the Gulf of Finland. At a mile-an-hour clip, this force rolled into Tallinn, last but one of the occupied capitals (according to Soviet reckoning) of the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!