World Battlefronts, STRATEGY: Victory in '43?

The fall of Orel and Belgorod last week prompted the Russians to raise again the question of a second front in western Europe. Thirty divisions of Germans diverted from the Russian front, they thought, could so weaken the Wehrmacht's line that the Red Army could clean the Germans up in 1943. So once more they needled their Allies:

> Said the Russian communiqué on the victories at Orel and Belgorod: "More favorable conditions are created for the development of active offensive operations by our allies on the Continent."

> Said Pravda, official...

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