NORTHERN THEATRE: Hammer & Sickle

"The only real fact to realize," said Finland's Minister to Stockholm Eljas Erkko, "is that war in Finland is still going on." All Europe's statesmen and all her journalists might be negotiating and writing about peace (see p.19) but in the heap of bricks that was Viipuri. along the Vuoksi where at least the surface of the ice was beginning to be spongy, above Lake Laatokka where the Finns say they came on a freezing, black-clad Russian holding up his arms and crying: "Don't shoot me! I'm a Russian capitalist": far north in Petsamo where the snow is...

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