The Winter War




 
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April 17th, 2015  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 

Topic: The Winter War


As you all know by now, the Soviets attacked Finland in 1939 as a part of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. The Finns put up a harsh resistance to the Soviets so be aware of of the Finnish Sisu. Winter is a part of our environment, it is a season and not viewed as something different from spring, summer, and fall. Without being prepared for when it goes below -30C (-22F) you are going down. The Finnish/Russian winter war was something horrible for both parties.

There is a war movie about this war, it is pretty long, over three hours, but it is worth it. It has English subtitles, unless you speak Finnish, but Finnish is not a language, it is a sound.

[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWEt20DwcmQ"]YouTube[/ame]
April 18th, 2015  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
As you all know by now, the Soviets attacked Finland in 1939 as a part of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. The Finns put up a harsh resistance to the Soviets so be aware of of the Finnish Sisu. Winter is a part of our environment, it is a season and not viewed as something different from spring, summer, and fall. Without being prepared for when it goes below -30C (-22F) you are going down. The Finnish/Russian winter war was something horrible for both parties.

There is a war movie about this war, it is pretty long, over three hours, but it is worth it. It has English subtitles, unless you speak Finnish, but Finnish is not a language, it is a sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWEt20DwcmQ
Well I can't say I disliked it but I am not sure it made a lot of sense to me, it is hard to get much of a clue when you just have subtitles to go off.
April 18th, 2015  
Kesse81
 
Seen this movie.
It's pretty good.
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April 18th, 2015  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
There is another movie which is pretty good about the Finnish war, the Unknown Soldier. this movie depicts the war between 1941-1944 when Finland tried to retake their lost territory.

Is the Nordic war a forgotten war and disappear behind the much larger battles in Europe?
April 18th, 2015  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
There is another movie which is pretty good about the Finnish war, the Unknown Soldier. this movie depicts the war between 1941-1944 when Finland tried to retake their lost territory.

Is the Nordic war a forgotten war and disappear behind the much larger battles in Europe?
I am not sure it is a forgotten war or at least no more so than the Baltic conflicts of the 1920-1940 period or the Polish war with the Soviet Union from 1919 but I am not sure it is seem by many to be part of WW2.

That being said the Soviet losses and defeats of that period to much smaller forces probably played a major part in shaping WW2 especially the German opinion of the Soviets capacity to fight.
 


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