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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