FINLAND: Death in an Empty Room

Last week the Finnish Government rejected Moscow's peace terms, enraged the Russians, and made all the world wonder. Just out of Helsinki, TIME Correspondent John Scott cabled from Stockholm:

"Already the Finns' hard-earned high living standard has largely disappeared. But still they are determined to fight on with a grimness and single-mindedness which left me, after a fortnight in Finland, with increased respect for Finnish fortitude and brass, awe at Finnish political obtuseness, but increasing pessimism regarding Finland's future."

At the top, among Finnish politicos and businessmen, Scott found a single-minded determination to fight to the last Finn. "Their attitude towards...

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