Before the Russians opened their Finnish drive (see WORLD
BATTLEFRONTS), British wags joked that the Second Front was calling for
the first front. A London cartoonist portrayed a capitalist in striped
trousers and tail coat, scrawling a sign on a factory wall. The sign:
"Open a front in the East at once!"
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