Thursday, December 21, 2017

Review of Finland at War: The Winter War 1939-40 by Vesa Nenye

Author:  Vesa Nenye.
Title:  Finland at War:  The Winter War 1939-40.
Publisher:  Osprey.
Copyright:  2015.
Pages:  304.
Price:  $34.95 (US).

Overview and Impressions:
Finland at War: The Winter War 1939-40 by Vesa Nenye was interesting. I didn't know much of the conflict between the Finns and Soviets. The Finns did a heroic job defending their homeland from the Soviet invaders. Ski troops and arctic weather conditions made the difference. The Finns held out until March 15, 1940 when a truce went into effect. The Finns lost about 10% of their country in order to remain free of Soviet interference.

Though they tried remaining neutral. The Finns sided with Germany and helped with the Axis invasion of Russia in the summer of 1941. Interesting fact, the United States of America didn't declare war on the Finns....

Blake

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