INTERNATIONAL: Tovarish Sir Walter

In the years before Munich Sir Walter Citrine, beaver-eyed, baby-faced boss of the British trade unions, was called a Red-hater. He visited the Soviet Union in 1935, wrote a chilly book called I Search for Truth in Russia. Late in 1941, when the Germans were pressing against the western suburbs and the U.S. was not yet in the war, Sir Walter went again to Moscow. He went with a smile, but his hosts remembered and they were chilly. Back in London, he found the faces of the resisting Russians unforgettable. He wrote of the heroic Red Army, the magnificent sacrifices.


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