The Winter War: The Soviet Attack on Finland, 1939-1940

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Stackpole Books, 1992 - History - 176 pages
This authoritative account of the 105-day war between Finland and the Soviet Union in the early stages of World War II focuses on the human side of the story, particularly the bravery of the Finns who, despite being outnumbered, fought the Red Army tenaciously and held out far longer than anyone expected. The Soviet Union invaded Finland in November 1939 but was soon bogged down amidst wintry conditions and fierce Finnish resistance. Finland was finally forced to surrender in March 1940, but not before impressing the world with its efforts and highlighting the weakness of the Red Army.

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Eloise Engle has also written The Finns in America (978-0822510277). Lauri Paananen is a veteran of the Winter War. They live in Washington, DC.

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