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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 11 August 11, 1943

The Heroic Defence of Sebastopol

The Heroic Defence of Sebastopol

Sebastopol is smaller than Wellington. When the Nazis attacked the number of people there was less than half the population of our city. Like Singapore its guns faced the sea. Yet the Germans (who outnumbered the defenders five to one) left three hundred thousand killed and wounded when they marched into the city and gained a heap of ruins. Read this story written by the men and women who did it, after you finish your swot and before you crawl into your warm bed tomorrow night, and you will have found out why you can still go on swotting and crawling into your warm bed of nights.