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Finland at War: The Winter War 1939-40 (General Military)

Nenye, Vesa

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ISBN 10: 147280631X / ISBN 13: 9781472806314
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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. This book reveals the story of iron determination, unparalleled skill and utter mastery of winter warfare that characterized Finland's fight for survival on the hellish Eastern Front. Series: General Military. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: 1DNF; 3JJH; HBJD; HBLW; HBWQ; JWD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 204 x 251 x 30. Weight in Grams: 1240. . 2015. First Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781472806314

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Title: Finland at War: The Winter War 1939-40 (...

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

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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 is 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English-language history of the fighting performance of the Finns, drawing on first-hand accounts and previously unpublished photographs to explain just how they were able to perform military feats that nearly defy belief.

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After graduating college, Vesa Nenye followed his family's illustrious military tradition and served his country, Finland, as a Tank Commander and an Arms & Munitions NCO. Upon leaving the armed forces, he became a member of the Panssarikilta--the armored core heritage society in Finland. After the army, he opened a gaming retail chain with Peter Munter and has been in the wargaming industry, as well as international sales, for the last ten years. He lives in Nottingham, UK. The author lives in Riddings, UK.

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