World War: MORALE: Tanks and Thanks to Russia

The slim little lady from Omsk reached up and pulled a string. Her tug released a flag (hammer-&-sickle rampant on field gules) which covered part of a tank. Written boldly on the tank's bare flank was the word STALIN.

The workers standing all around cheered. The roundheaded official, also a native of Omsk, made a short speech: "These good machines will not rust in idleness. They will go into the battle line. ..."

Directly, the unveiled tank, which was mounted on a truck, rolled off on the first leg of its journey to the...

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