Archive for November, 2012

weller’s sector

November 20, 2012

Weller, a divisional commander, had reported that in his sector the Russians had gone over to the offensive. An infantry detachment, equivalent in size to a reinforced battalion, had succeeded in breaking through to the railway station. It was with this seemingly insignificant incident that he had felt his first prickle of anxiety.

(from Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman. English translation © Collins Harvill, 1985)