The Never-Ending War by Martin Roemers

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Zinaida Mamlenova (born 1924), a Russian veteran of World War II (WW2).."I was with the railway troops.  When the Germans invaded our country, we had to pull back to the east and destroy all the railway lines.  Later, we attacked the Germans again and advanced to the west; then we rebuilt the railway again."."On 9 May 1945, I was in Czechoslovakia in a small town three kilometres from the front.  I was doing administrative work in the headquarters.  It was quiet outside and I was asleep. Suddenly I heard machine gun fire.  I thought the Germans were attacking us again.  All of a sudden there was the sound of many footsteps on the stairs.   I thought it was German soldiers.  I was so terrified that I couldn't speak and was ready to jump out of the window.  Then the door burst open and my comrades came running in.  They embraced and kissed me and congratulated me on our victory!  The war was over.".. CHECK with MRM/FNA