The Home Front 3
TASS Window 1197, 'The Carpathian Mountains', 29 April 1945. Using the skills of landscape painting, this poster draws in the spectator to follow the heroic trek of the Red Army across the Carpathian Mountains in the winter of 1944-45. Their task was to confront the enemy forces by whatever means and continue to drive them out of Russia. The Carpathians may provide a barrier but nothing was insuperable to the Red Army. The verse recalls that Suvorov, a famous general under Catherine the Great and her son Paul, had not been daunted either by this epic crossing. As a barrier, the mountains also protect, and they remind Russian spectators of the beauty of their homeland.