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The White Death: The Epic of the Soviet-Finnish Winter War

Chew, Allen F.

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ISBN 10: 0870131672 / ISBN 13: 9780870131677
Published by Michigan State University Press, Lansing, MI, 1971
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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313pp/maps. the action of the Soviet-Finnish War of 1939-1940, otherwise dnown as the Winter War of 1939-1940. This book is dedicated to the 23, 000 Finns who died to ensure the freedom of their nation. It readily points out the reasons why the Finns were able to achieve the early success which they enjoyed and then the causes of their eventual defeat. Lessons about cold-weather operations are presented along with the thactical context in which they took place. Nice clean book. Bookseller Inventory # 004092

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Title: The White Death: The Epic of the ...

Publisher: Michigan State University Press, Lansing, MI

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First Edition

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The 105-day war between Finland and the Soviet Union in the winter of 1939-1940 has been overshadowed by the larger conflicts of the Second World War, which followed closely after it. The courageous resistence of the only neighbor of Stalin's Russia, which fought the Red Army and survived as a free and independent nation merits this closer look. Although the diplomatic background of the Winter War has been covered before, this is the first substantial English-language study of its dramatic military encounters.

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Allen F. Chew has specialized in Russian Affairs for more than 30 years. Chew was a research fellow at the Combat Studies Institute, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth. He received his doctorate at Georgetown University in Russian history, and he has taught in that field for the University of Maryland, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where he also served as chairman of the history department. Among his publications are An Atlas of Russian History and The White Death. He is also a regular contributor to Military Review and other professional journals.

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