Night Soldiers Setting & Symbolism

Alan Furst
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BF 825

The letters and numbers stand for Brotherhood Front, Unit 8, Unit 2, Unit 5. The symbolism is a result of a training exercise in Belov where Khristo's Unit 8 was declared second place, and this listing, 825, is where Kulic believed the standings should have been. This simple code, first etched on a train panel on the return trip to Moscow from Belov, was used briefly again when Khristo, Kulic, Voluta and Goldman hid a stray dog from their supervisors in the school. As the young men went out into the field of espionage and war, they found this code to be a way of letting the others in the unit know that a message was from them, or that one of the unit was going to be instrumental in assisting them in their moment of need. It never represented any sort of conspiracy, but Sascha believed it was an elaborate scheme...

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