Saturday, September 20, 2008

Fugitives from a New War

“After consolidating her gains in Poland, Russia — for strategic reasons — made certain territorial demands on Finland, and when these were refused, launched her army and air force against that small country. Bombs fell on Helsinki, the capitol, and other towns on the first day, and a stream of refugees fled across the frontier into Sweden. The pathetic picture above shows a sorrowing Finnish family taking a last look at their homeland before the train bears them into exile.”

Source: Pictorial History of the Second World War

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