Finland at War

Finland at War

The Winter War 1939-1940

Book - 2015
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"The story of the 'Winter War' between Finland and Soviet Russia is a dramatic David versus Goliath encounter. When close to half a million Soviet troops poured into Finland in 1939 it was expected that Finnish defences would collapse in a matter of weeks. But they held firm. The Finns not only survived the initial attacks but succeeded in inflicting devastating casualties before superior Russian numbers eventually forced a peace settlement. This a rigorously detailed and utterly compelling guide to Finland's vital, but almost forgotten role in the cataclysmic World War II. It reveals the untold story of iron determination, unparalleled skill and utter mastery of winter warfare that characterized Finland's fight for survival on the hellish Eastern Front. Finland at War: the Winter War 1939-40 is the premiere English-language history of the fighting performance of the Finns, drawing on first-hand accounts and previously unpublished photographs to explain just how they were able to perform military feats that nearly defy belief."--
Publisher: Oxford, UK : New York, NY : Osprey Publishing, 2015
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9781472806314
147280631X
Branch Call Number: 948.97032 N349F 2015
Characteristics: 304 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Wirtanen, Toni
Munter, Peter

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