(See Cover) A girl kissed a soldier good-by
On her porch one lovely night
And as he slipped into the fog
In her window blinked a light. ...
The maiden wrote the soldier
That what they hoped for would transpire,
That her love would never die
And the light would not expire.
Now the soldier fights much harder
For his countryand the light.
This sentimental doggerel was published by Pravda as an inspiration to the Red Army, which with the smell of victory in its nostrils, last week was driving through the army which only three years ago was the smartest in the world.