World Battlefronts: EASTERN FRONT: Weight & Urgency

The miraculous speed with which the Red Army had taken Warsaw was merely an incident in the Russians' massive sweeps through western Poland. But Warsaw had been the prize of a major battle, a major event of the war. Marshal Georgy Zhukov's liberators did not pause long. But as they marched through, they could see the price of war (see FOREIGN NEWS).

Over the Rivers. The main battle for Warsaw had not been fought among its ruins, but for miles around them. Zhukov forced a crossing of the unfrozen Vistula 57 miles south...

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