Mikhail Mikhailovich Solov'ev
(Born Moscow, 1905; died Moscow, 1990)
Petr Ashotovich Sarkisian
(Born Moscow, 1922; died Moscow, 1970)
Vasilii Ivanovich Lebedev-Kumach
(Born Moscow, 1898; died Moscow, 1949)
The Allied Forces Have Forced the English Channel, TASS No. 1014, July 16, 1944
2021 x 857 mm
The “unconquerable” Napoleon
Failed to cross the Channel.
But the obsessed Hitler bragged
That he would subdue the British Isles.
“I’m greater than Napoleon!
I will capture Albion!”
The corporal threatened for two years,
But everything turned out backward:
The Allied Fleet has crossed by force
The foamy waters of the Channel.
It’s the end of the corporal, kaput!
He’s caught in pincers everywhere!
He’s beaten everywhere, and everywhere is hell for him!
Cherbourg is liberated, Vitebsk taken!
Gift of the USSR Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, 2010.211