NORTHERN THEATRE: Happy Birthday to Joe

For his birthday last week Joseph Stalin wanted Finland. By this week it had become pretty clear even to Joe Stalin that he would be some time getting what he wanted. But his Armies made desperate efforts to get him at least a little something. While strengthened land forces hurled themselves at the Finns on three fronts, Soviet airplanes opened a fresh campaign of terror, raining bombs on Finland's southern cities—Helsinki, Viipuri, Turku, Hanko, Tampere and Porvoo. Finns said 350 planes took part in a single day's bombing.

The Finnish defenses were surprisingly effective. Anti-aircraft batteries (equipped with the fine Swedish...

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