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    Soviet-Finnish War, 1939-1940

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    Post  GarryB Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:55 am

    Well home field advantage is more important during war.... I dare say if you took those Finns to the jungles of Vietnam they would not be much better than any other troops... including Vietnamese fighters taken to Finland.

    Of course the same could be said of the Soviet soldiers of the time.

    The Germans on the other hand were a well disciplined and reasonably well equipped force in 1939... much like the Soviets were in 1944-45...

    The Germans probably would have been rather more successful in Finland than the Soviets were...

    But does that make them more civilised or less civilised?
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    Post  rudra293 Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:17 am

    Hi all, I am researching on Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-40. I have read two articles written by N. I. Baryshnikov, have read Bair Irincheev's "War of White Death" and "The Mannerheim Line" and Carl von Dyke's "The Soviet Invasion of Finland". While the works of Bair Irincheev are examples of brilliant scholarship, I find him to be leaning towards the Finnish narrative of the war, even though he is Russian. Is there any other material on Soviet-Finnish war written by contemporary authors, preferably in English language? Thank you.
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    Post  fredleander Tue Aug 24, 2021 9:09 am

    rudra293 wrote:Hi all, I am researching on Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-40. I have read two articles written by N. I. Baryshnikov, have read Bair Irincheev's "War of White Death" and "The Mannerheim Line" and Carl von Dyke's "The Soviet Invasion of Finland". While the works of Bair Irincheev are examples of brilliant scholarship, I find him to be leaning towards the Finnish narrative of the war, even though he is Russian. Is there any other material on Soviet-Finnish war written by contemporary authors, preferably in English language? Thank you.

    An interesting book is the one written by the Finnish CO of the area, Colonel Siilasvuo. I am not sure if it has been translated into English.

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    http://www.winterwar.com/Battles/Suomussalmi.htm
    https://da.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Siilasvuo

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    Post  andalusia Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:39 am

    This is an interesting article about the Finish sniper Simo Hayha; some people in the comments section say they don't believe he racked up that many kills, this article explains a lot more:


    https://www.historyextra.com/period/second-world-war/worlds-deadliest-sniper-simo-hayha-finnish-white-death-winter-war/

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