In the north, Finland is fighting, a true nation of heroes, for in her wide spaces she relies on her own strength, her bravery and tenacity.
Life expectancy for many on arrival could be measured in just hours. On June 3, the Greek legation was closed. The pictures of this paradise of workers and peasants as I have always described it will be confirmed by five or six million soldiers after the end of this war.
It is a single armaments factory against Europe at the expense of the standard of living of the people. The diplomatic counterpoint to this explosion of German fire and steel is one of the strangest episodes of World War II.
Duringboth of these nations had their reasons for staying neutral, but once those reasons were gone, it was only a matter of time before they clashed with each other.
First, Germany should finally agree that, as Russia felt herself again endangered by Finland, Russia should be able to liquidate Finland. An American reporter returning to London through Lisbon, then a center of espionage and counterespionage, was told flatly that the attack would come on the weekend of June That I can say now.
It was in effect the largest and most powerful invasion force in human history.