Vengeance of the Red Army
17th February 1942: A Soviet 'destroyer detachment' picks off German units sheltering in Russian villages
The Red Army had managed to halt the Germans outside Moscow in December, pushing them back hundreds of miles in places . Morale had been lifted throughout the whole country and suddenly international observers began to believe that a Soviet defeat was not inevitable - but they were very far from achieving a complete reversal.
The Red Ar…