World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: The Maiden's Soldier

(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 country—and 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.

The simple-minded...

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