NORDIC STATES: Mighty Fortress

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One-sixth of the population of Finland had fled from their homes last week, terrified lest a Russian invasion should follow up the still secret demands of Joseph Stalin. Peasants abandoned their farms along the Soviet frontier, the men joining the Finnish Army, the women and children plodding on foot to refugee camps in the interior. They had to walk because the Army was obliged to seize all horses and carts in the frontier districts for its service of supply. Most of the fleeing refugees left behind all their possessions, except...

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