FINLAND AT WAR: THE WINTER WAR 1939-40
Autore: Vesa Nenye, Peter Munter, Toni Wirtanen
Studio dettagliato e ben documentato sui duri combattimenti tra le truppe finlandesi e quelle sovietiche nell’inverno del 1939. Basato su resoconti di chi partecipò ai combattimenti fornisce una analisi di come i soldati finlandesi riuscirono a contrastare gli attacchi iniziali dei sovietici. Foto inedite. Edizione 2018 non rilegata.
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 characterised Finland's fight for survival on the hellish Eastern Front.
Now publishing in paperback, 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 rare photographs to explain just how they were able to perform military feats that nearly defy belief.
Illustrato con numerose foto anche inedite