World Battlefronts: War, Not Politics

A Russian-born U.S. merchant seaman just back from Murmansk said last week:

"Bombs fell night & day. Night & day men and women worked, unloading ships. One afternoon a bottleneck developed at one of the docks. A bomb had wrecked both derricks. Just after dark a Red Army company marched up, faces drawn. All night they worked, officers and men. In the morning the ship was unloaded and the company fell in and was taken back to the front, about 30 miles away. Their 24-hour leave for rest was ended.

"There was no difference between Communists and non-Communists in Murmansk. All were fighting...

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