Petr Ashotovich Sarkisian
(Born Moscow, 1922; died Moscow, 1970)
Aleksandr Alekseevich Zharov
(Born Semenovskaia, 1904; died Moscow, 1984)
Fritz and the Nightingale, TASS No. 0673, March 6, 1943
1343 x 830 mm
Our soldiers take Kursk. – Sovinformbiuro [Soviet Information Bureau]
Celebrating his victories,
Fritz lived at Kursk, knowing no sadness.
All was good … But the nightingales
Started to worry him.
Then, the fascist shook like a leaf.
His final minutes were winding down:
In summer he confused the whistling of partisans
For the nightingale’s song.
Fritz walked the garden with a rifle,
Looking from side to side dejectedly.
At every sound he shot up in the air,
To silence the nightingale.
The days will turn cold
And then summer will return:
The Kursk nightingale will sing,
But Fritz’s song in Kursk will be over.
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