National Geographic : 1947 Aug
Scenes of Postwar. Finland 249 Children Ski Over the Roof of Their Home in Kuusamo Destroyed by the Germans in 1944, this town in east Finland has an entire new village composed of these korsus, one-room ex-soldier barracks built by the Finnish and Russian troops who occupied the area at different times. Mostly underground, they offered protection against both artillery and northern blizzards. Homeless families, sometimes numbering ten or more, now find shelter in the one room. These doghouselike huts admit little light and air; the people seemed half-sick and undernourished (pages 240 and 259).