World Battlefronts: Curious Russians

In Baku, en route to Moscow, TIME & LIFE Correspondent Richard Lauterbach was followed in the street by as many as 70 children, asking questions about the U.S. Militiamen finally had to break up the crowd. Adults also were voluble and curious. Russian questions:

When will the second front open? When will the war end? Is there still lynching in the U.S.? How much damage was done at Pearl Harbor? What are Willkie's politics? What are Roosevelt's sons doing? Where is Joe Louis? Do you like Negroes? Have you seen One Hundred Men and a...

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