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  • He now anticipated that Barclay would move toward Polotsk, that is to say toward Bagration, last reported to be moving toward Orsha.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • He now anticipated that Barclay would move toward Polotsk, that is to say toward Bagration, last reported to be moving toward Orsha.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • VITEBSK, Belarus—Hanna Paliksha, a 60-year-old teacher from Nova Polotsk, phoned her family last month when she realized prices for sunflower oil and other basic foods had leapt some 30% in this northern Belarussian town close to the Russian border.

    Discontent Growing in Belarus

  • Hoping prices were still stable outside Nova Polotsk, which has been used in the past as a test town for price increases, she asked her son to buy several bottles of cooking oil as a reserve for this winter.

    Discontent Growing in Belarus

  • Of the major towns north of the Pripet Marshes, only the ancient city of Polotsk, on the River Dvina, remained, the tip of a minor salient, as the German advance had surged past Vitebsk to the south.

    Deathride

  • Practically speaking, Smolensk was the last obstacle of any importance before Moscow, and the only militarily sound place to defend the capital was along a line that stretched from Smolensk northwest through Vitebsk, Polotsk, and Dvinsk, this last town sitting athwart the Warsaw to Leningrad rail line.

    Deathride

  • Of the major towns north of the Pripet Marshes, only the ancient city of Polotsk, on the River Dvina, remained, the tip of a minor salient, as the German advance had surged past Vitebsk to the south.

    Deathride

  • There were areas behind the lines that the partisans controlled for long periods of time, probably the most significant being a large section in Belorussia, from the south of Polotsk down to the north of Lepel.

    Deathride

  • Practically speaking, Smolensk was the last obstacle of any importance before Moscow, and the only militarily sound place to defend the capital was along a line that stretched from Smolensk northwest through Vitebsk, Polotsk, and Dvinsk, this last town sitting athwart the Warsaw to Leningrad rail line.

    Deathride

  • There were areas behind the lines that the partisans controlled for long periods of time, probably the most significant being a large section in Belorussia, from the south of Polotsk down to the north of Lepel.

    Deathride

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