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  Winter War Campaign - Part I: Boulder Dash
Finland ultimately lost this war and thus ceded roughly ten percent of its of its territory.
Although technically a loss for the Finns, the Winter War provided a victory in that it maintained its status as a sovereign nation rather than end up absorbed into the U.S.S.R. The Finns simply fought too well for the Soviets, and the Soviets proved themselves clumsy and ham-fisted opponent for the Finns.
The Winter War: The Soviet Attack on Finland 1939-1940.
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 Winter War
During the Winter War, the Finnish fighters normally dispersed in small numbers to auxiliary camouflaged airfields to avoid detection and attack on the ground.
The primary Soviet bombers of the Winter War, the Tupolev SB-2, discussed earlier in conjunction with their service in Spain and the Far East, and the larger and slightly slower Ilyushin DB-3, were both relatively fast aircraft with twin radial engines.
Even though the Finns did not have a very effective air-direction system during the Winter War, they were often able to receive engagement and sighting reports that were valuable in allowing them to concentrate their limited forces where they were most needed.
www.sci.fi /~fta/winter-w.htm   (4677 words)

  Winter War - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The Winter War of 1999 - 2005 was a war between Finland and Winter.
Winter had never got used to Finland's independence declared in 1917 and claimed to be worried of its own security.
Winter, however, was known to have a vast arsenal of frostbites at its disposal.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/The_Winter_War   (643 words)

  Winter War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Winter War (talvisota in Finnish, vinterkriget in Swedish) is considered by some a military disaster for the Soviet Union, and was interpreted by some as indicative of inherent weakness in the Soviet system.
This partial healing of the wounds and rifts after the Finnish Civil War (1918), and Finland's language strife, is still referred to as "the Spirit of the Winter War," although it should also be noted that many communists were not allowed to fight in Finland's conscripted army because of their political background.
The World War had not yet begun in earnest and was known by the public as the Phony War; at that time, the Winter War was the only real fighting besides the German and Soviet invasion of Poland, and thus held major world interest.
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 Talk:Winter War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The real history of that war is very simple: the Russians seriously underestimated the strength of the Finns and the quality of their fortifications (in fact, the Russians did not even know that the Finns had modern flanking/interlocking fire forts, let alone where they were).
I disagree the significance of Winter War to the survival of Leningrad.
Oesch was before the Winter War Chief of the General Staff, and in that status visited Germany and Britain 1938, and 1939 German Chief of the General Staff, Co. Gen.
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 Winter War: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 ipedia.com: Winter War Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The relationship between the Soviet Union and Finland was tense and frosty—both the two periods of forced russification at the turn of the century, and the legacy of the failed socialist revolution in Finland contributed to a strong mutual distrust.
Although Sweden had not declared her neutral to the Winter War, she was neutral in the war between France and Britain on one side and the Third Reich and the Soviet Union on the other.
Diplomatically, Finland was squeezed between Allied hopes for a prolonged war and Scandinavian fears of a continued war spreading to neighboring countries (or of the surge of refugees that might result from a Finnish defeat).
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 The Russo-Finnish War
War in the wilds of Finland is not something to be taken lightly.
With the exception of the Spanish Civil War, --- the Russo - Finnish Winter War was the most highly reported conflict in the western press during the period between WWI and WWII.
If that little war could creep into the doggerel of my totally a-political granny, it's a sure sign of how the conflict between two far-off nations could become embedded in the consciousness of the then isolationist United States.
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 Tactics in the Winter War
After all, while the wartime mission of the Soviet Red Army was officially the defense of the "Socialist state of the peasants and workers", it had adopted the policy of "moving every enemy attack from Soviet soil to the aggressors land".
Winter and forest were regarded as allies by the Finns, whereas the Soviets regarded them to be hindrance for their operations.
It was also their duty to supervise the flow of supplies, the well-being of the men, the flow of the mail, prevent espionage and rumors etc. They were also responsible to provide the men entertainment shows, where the own stars of the Red Army, musicians and dancers would perform".
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 Lessons of the Winter War — Virtual Finland
The Winter War erupted on 30 November 1939, when Stalin unleashed his Red Army in an all-out assault against Finland.
The Winter War is one of the milestones in the history of independent Finland, and the conclusions subsequently drawn by Finland's political leaders, along with the lessons of the Continuation War with Russia between 1941 - 1944, became the foundation for Finland's security policy during the Cold War.
Are the lessons of the Winter War still relevant, or have the new conditions released Finland from her former bondage to the east?
virtual.finland.fi /finfo/english/war1.html   (768 words)

 The Finnish Winter War
After World War I, Finland had been given control of the Åland Islands by the League of Nations and with the consent of Sweden with the understanding that no military forces were to be stationed on them.
The Winter War of 1939 is a footnote in most histories.
This epic Finnish Winter War is the material of heroic ballads passed down to generations.
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During the Winter War, an abundance of Soviet T-26 tanks and equipment were captured.
The least damaged from the Winter War were repaired in Finnish factories and used with the Vickers T-26Es to form a tank battalion.
After the Continuation War it was planned to change the 85mm gun to a 75mm AT-gun (used in StuGs) due to ammunition supply, and the good performance of the German weapon.
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 Lessons of the Winter War — Virtual Finland
Finland's successful armed defence in the Winter War thus laid the foundations for what Finland is today.
This gave Finland an unspoken deterrent, which was to prove a vital complement to her overt reassurance policy during the Cold War.
The country is still free, the population united and self-confident, the leadership style remains permeated by pragmatism, and Finland enjoys an international reputation as a reliable and constructive partner.
virtual.finland.fi /finfo/english/war2.html   (673 words)

 Memorial Details: The Winter War Monument   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Winter War Monument, which is located in the county of Suomussalmi in central Finnland, is quite a remarkable memorial.
In the middle of the woods very close to the Russian border, where some of the more ferocious battles in the Winter War was fought, a bilateral memorial to thousands of Finnish and Russian soldiers that fell in those battles was built in 2003.
The sixty-five years that has passed since the war took place, with all the changes the new times has brought to the countries in question, is perhaps a good measure for the time that is required for former enemies to agree on a joint commemorative ventures on a national level such as this.
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 KevOs4 page on Finnish sniper Simo Häyhä during the Winter War
Häyhä was lost to the Soviets in the spoils of the Winter War.
Simo Häyhä was called into action during the Winter War with his service under the 6th Company of JR 34 on the Kollaa River.
This was indeed the case of the Finnish hero Simo Häyhä, who served on the horrendous Kollaa front in the Winter War of 1939-1940.
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 Winter War 1930' 1940
The battle in Summa was one of the main battles in the Winter War.
In the beginning of the war, the Soviet 56th division advanced close to the village of Loimola.
In the heavy fights, the 12th division kept its positions to the end of the Winter War, even Soviet moved four more divisions to the area.
www.wargamer.com /rtm/wintwar.htm   (1478 words)

 Winter War
- Winter war lasted only a little over three months, but when thinking the whole World War Two, the Winter War remains one of the most known conflict during the Second World War.
The total strength of Russian troops against Finland, when the war started, was 500 000 men and when the war ended, the Russians had concentrated 957 675 men in the frontline against Finland.
Even in the Soviet side, the war had lasted way too long.
www.silentwall.com /WinterWar.html   (495 words)

 Fire and Ice - A documentary on the Finnish Winter War
What was it about the Winter War that got your interest because this is kind of a different direction for you.
I know that the Winter War has almost been a taboo subject in Russia for a long time, and what they heard of the Winter War, and what was the reality of the Winter War, was two different things.
This is their war of independence, where they really fought for their independence and they won their independence.
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 The Winter War
The film The Winter War is based on the military journals of the 23rd Infantry Regiment and on the recollections of the men who fought in it.
While much of the Winter War was fought in guerilla style, the movie focuses on the Finns stopping numerous Russian frontal assaults on Finnish positions, which consisted largely of trenches and small ad-hoc bunkers.
Stalin thought the Soviet troops would capture the whole of Finland and that the Winter War would be over by the end of the year 1939.
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 MANNERHEIM - Commander-in-Chief - The Winter War
Rapid advances, in the style of "Blitzkrieg", were unsuccessful, greatly owing to the familiarity of the Finns of their own terrain, which they could take full advantage of, and which prevented the enemy from taking advantage of their superior numbers in the winter conditions.
In early March, battles were fought on the western bank of the Gulf of Viipuri and in the neighbourhood of the city itself.
The red army had suffered substantial losses – altogether 100,000 casualties during the Winter War – and had difficulties in organizing their maintenance and supply, but, on the other hand, the resistance of the Finns too, began to give way, as reinforcements were hard to come by.
www.mannerheim.fi /10_ylip/e_talvis.htm   (371 words)

 CIRCA @ Winter War 34 : Event Overview
Thanks to the Winter War convention staff and some helpful volunteers who joined our judge pool, we now can accommodate everyone whose pre-registration was approved by Winter War as of 1/30/07.
After you have been cleared by Winter War convention staff, you will be cleared to sign up on Warhorn for CIRCA events.
Winter War started in 1974 as a small gathering of the Conflict Simulation Society on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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 5 The Winter War   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When the sons of Ivalde withdrew their services from the gods, and made compact with their enemies, the terrible Frost-giants, the two giant-maids, Fenja and Menja, seized the handle of the great World-mill and turned it so violently that it went out of order, and disaster was threatened to the Universe.
Now the Vana-god Njord sought to make peace between the gods and the sons of Ivalde, because at that time his son, the sunshine-god, Frey, was with them in northern Alf-heim, where he reigned as a king.
The great hero who fought against the giants and Ivalde's sons in the winter war was Halfdan, son of Thor, who by tellers of old tales has also been called Mannus.
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 Fighting the Russians in Winter: three case studies
Also cause for alarm was the possibility that Allied war materiel in Russia might fall into German hands or be used by the Bolsheviks--who espoused the violent eradication of the existing international order--to consolidate their hold on the country.
Using the winter road previously cleared around the southern end of Lake Kuivasjarvi and extending to the east, a rifle company moved ahead as a trail security party during the afternoon of 1 January.
Winter clothing, procured on the basis of the occupation force, arrived very late because of the breakdown in transportation.
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 Amazon.com: "winter war": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Winter War: The Soviet Attack on Finland 1939-1940 by Eloise Engle
Ladoga; that the Finns lease to the USSR the peninsula of Hanko, and permit *Jakobsen, Max, The Diplomacy of the Winter War (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, i96), i06.
TO WIN THE WINTER SKY Gen. Carl Spaatz opened the curtain on debate during the winter war in the air in 1944.
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 Winter War Gaming Convention: Home
Winter War 35 will be held February 8 - 10, 2008 at the Hawthorn Suites in Champaign, Illinois...
Information on the ASL tournament is available on the Winter War ASL website.
Winter War and all it's related components are Copyrighted Winter War Gaming Convention, Inc. 2007, All Rights Reserved.
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 The Battles of the Winter War -Main Page
War's End - The heavy peace terms and casualties suffered during the war
The Finnish blue swastika was originally the symbol of luck of the family of Count von Rosen, who donated to the Finnish "White Army" it's first plane, in 1918, during the War of Independence.
It was adopted as the official national marking of the Finnish Air Forces and later on, the Army.
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 Warhammer 40,000: Winter Assault E3 Exclusive Preview - First Look, New Faction, New Units, New Gameplay - PC News at ...
The faction's top-level superunit is the "baneblade," a gigantic mobile weapons platform with 11 mounted guns, including a humongous main cannon with two troopers to man it and constantly reload ammunition, alternately passing shells and plugging their fingers in their ears (and rocking back and forth) with each thunderous shot.
Winter Assault will pack in a huge amount of new stuff for beginners, veterans, and multiplayer experts alike.
Dawn of War is a testament to what can be so great about real-time strategy, and it captures the grim and brutal world of Warhammer 40,000 extremely well.
www.gamespot.com /pc/strategy/warhammer40000dawnofwarwinterassault/preview_6124290.html   (1592 words)

 Amazon.ca: A Frozen Hell : The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940: Books: William Trotter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Those who were old enough to remember the Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-40 generally remember it as the struggle of a David vs a Goliath.
Many of those who cheered for the Finns in the Winter War were akwardly forced to change their stance when the Finns joined with Nazi Germany in the invasion of Russia a couple of years later.
So, whatever their shortcomings might be, the Finnish materials have thus far been far more reliable...written by free people in a country that, partially due to heroics in the Winter War, remained democratic.
www.amazon.ca /Frozen-Hell-Russo-Finnish-Winter-1939-1940/dp/1565122496   (1478 words)

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