The Russo-Finnish Winter War: 1939-1940

The “Winter War” between little Finland and the mighty Soviet Union began on this date eighty-one years ago.    With Britain and France preoccupied with preparing themselves for war against Nazi Germany, and with the German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact in place to protect their flank, the Soviets thought that they could safely and swiftly conquer Finland […]

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Särmä Jacket Liner from Varusteleka

Those crazy Finns have done it again! Introducing Varusteleka’s take on the classic M-65 Field Jacket liner… Next to the poncho liner (aka, “woobie”) and constructed in the same way from the same material, the M-65 liner was something that old-timers will tell you that it was one of the best multi-purpose items to have […]

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Friday Foto

Soldiers of the Finnish Jääkäriprikaati – Jaeger Brigade conduct a tactical cross-country march – on bicycles. The Jaeger Brigade is the northernmost force of the Finnish Defense Forces, specializing in Arctic training and air defense. Photo credit: Finnish Defense Forces, 2020 […]

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