Thursday, June 23, 2011

Roads to Moscow

Continuing on the theme of yesterday: Al Stewart's 1972 Roads to Moscow, the only song I've ever heard in English on the war.

Note: the man in the song was arrested at the end of the war because he had been captured. It was Stalin's order that any who fell into the hands of the Germans, even for a day, be sent to a Russian camp in Siberia as a security measure.

((One last note: one of my Russian teachers introduced himself as a "Two Percenter." He was one of 2% of males born in 1919* who was still alive in 1945.... having spent the war in a security camp, as he was a German speaker and thus suspect. He was also Jewish. Go figure.))

*My father was born in 1919. I took this bit of information rather personally.

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