This book describes the operations of the Soviet Air Force along the Finnish-Soviet front during the Winter War 1939-1940. The book includes 350+ photos, most of which were never published before, 28 color profiles, and 5 maps.
Author: Carl-Fredrik Geust
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
This book describes the operations of the Soviet Air Force along the Finnish-Soviet front during the Winter War 1939-1940. The book includes 350+ photos, most of which were never published before, 28 color profiles, and 5 maps. A must-have book for the student of Soviet aviation history
Authoritative account of Finland's brave defense against the Soviet Union in World War II. • Focuses on the human side of one of World War II's toughest campaigns, fought in the frozen expanses of Finland • The Finns held out for 105 ...
Author: Eloise Engle
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Authoritative account of Finland's brave defense against the Soviet Union in World War II. • Focuses on the human side of one of World War II's toughest campaigns, fought in the frozen expanses of Finland • The Finns held out for 105 days against the Soviet juggernaut • Contains graphic descriptions of combat
23 Russian sympathizer , condemned the Soviet action . In early January the
American Labor Party in New York , a left - wing organization which the
Communists had endeavored to capture from within , overrode its Reds by over
five to one in ...
Forslund, Mikael, Gloster Gladiator & Hawker Hart: In combat with Swedish
voluntary Wing F 19, Finland 1940 (Falun: ... Red Stars, Vol. 7: Talvisota ilmassa
– The Winter War in the Air (Tampere: Apali 2011). Geust, Carl-Fredrik, Tirkeltaub
Author: Pasi Tuunainen
This book analyzes the multi-faceted phenomenon of Finnish military effectiveness in the Winter War (1939–40). Drawing on a wide array of primary and secondary sources, Pasi Tuunainen shows how by focusing on their own strengths and pitting these against the weaknesses of their adversary, the Finns were able to inflict heavy casualties on the Red Army whilst minimizing their own losses. The Finns were able to use their resources for effective operational purposes, and perform almost to their full potential. The Finnish small-unit tactics utilized the terrain and Arctic conditions for which they had prepared themselves, as well as forming cohesive units of well-motivated and qualitatively better professional leaders and citizen soldiers who could innovate and adapt. The Finnish Army had highly effective logistics, support and supply systems that kept the troops fighting.
When given the clear sign to depart for the war in early January 1940, the pilots
flew their airplanes from Barkarby airport just ... The winter of 1939– 40 was
exceptionally cold, however, with a snow cover measuring fifteen to thirty
centimeters by early December. ... the climatic conditions initially favored the Red
Army, who relied on tank-based warfare.209 The F19 flight squadron established
... In order to prevent ice buildup when not in use, the aircraft wings were covered
Author: Martina Sprague
Sandwiched between Nazi Germany and the “Russian Bear,” Sweden walked a diplomatic tightrope on if and how it should support Finland during the Russo-Finnish Winter War. Social and political forces motivated the Swedish leadership to promote neutrality and avoid official military engagement, while at the same time the Swedish Volunteer Corps comprised the largest volunteer combat force (more than 8,200 strong) in any modern war. This book discusses the political background of the 1939–1940 Winter War; setbacks the volunteers suffered due to weather and terrain; and the ever-present fear that war would come to the Scandinavian Peninsula.
... Davies , J . , Finland - The First Total War ( Routledge , 1940 ) Langer , W . &
Gleason , E . , The Challenge to Isolation , vols . ... E . , The Red Army ( Faber &
Faber , 1964 ) Pritt , D . , Light on Moscow ( Penguin , 1939 ) Pritt , D . , Must the War Spread ? ( Penguin , 1940 ) Ries , T . , Cold Will : The Defence of Finland (
Brassey , 1988 ) Rintala , M . , Three Generations : The Extreme Right Wing in
Author: Robert Edwards
Discusses the background, nature, effect, and events of the war that occured after the Soviet Union invaded Finland in 1939.
The Soviet Attack on Finland, 1939-1940 Eloise Engle, Eloise Paananen, Lauri
Paananen ... The Red Army was convinced that their panzers would lead them to
victory ; Österman , noting the hasty withdrawal of his forces , conceded that the
Russians might be ... When the infantry faltered and showed lack of interest in
attack , the tanks circled around and brought them back under their protective wings .
Author: Eloise Engle
This authoritative account of the 105-day war between Finland and the Soviet Union in the early stages of World War II focuses on the human side of the story, particularly the bravery of the Finns who, despite being outnumbered, fought the Red Army tenaciously and held out far longer than anyone expected. The Soviet Union invaded Finland in November 1939 but was soon bogged down amidst wintry conditions and fierce Finnish resistance. Finland was finally forced to surrender in March 1940, but not before impressing the world with its efforts and highlighting the weakness of the Red Army.
It was reported in action against the Japanese in the Far East , and a number
were encountered by Finnish forces during the 1939 - 40 Winter War . ... of the
Second World War and flew 54 missions up to May 28 , 1940 wing - bracing
struts on either side , but the structure was ... Red Air Force , where they were R -
The Russians were driven out of Finland and the Red Revolt was crushed in
1918 with the help of German troops . Only an Allied victory ... greatly nourished .
Strong Right wing elements in Finland , referred to as , " the more judicious
Finnish circles " , by the Nazi enthusiats ... 29 . 19 By 1939 , the Right - wing ,
V . : Red Army corps commander Bonnet , Georges : French Minister of Finance (
1937 – 1938 ) , Foreign Minister ( 1938 – 1939 ) , Minister of Justice ( 1939 – 1940 ) Borgman , F . W . : German eye - witness to the Winter War Budzislawski ...
Author: David Wingeate Pike
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
This remarkable book is the product of a conference held in Paris in September 1989 in which, for the very first time, Western, Soviet and Japanese historians joined in a scientific debate on all the most controversial aspects of how the Second World War came into being. Every one of the contributors is a star in his field. Soviet scholars are confronted by Russians who fled into exile. The book reveals the circumstances and the repercussions of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, examines the fate of Poland, and then shows how a number of relatively local struggles in Europe and the Far East coalesce in the course of two years to produce a global conflict.
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ARCTIC ceded in 1940 , while he himself intended ... Kuusamo SEA defenders
against the lake , and then to clear III ARMY CORPS the area north of it up to the 1939 frontier . ... Mannerheim ' s plans for recovering the Finland ' s defeat at the
hands of the Red Army in the Winter War ... First his left wing would clear a co -
ordinated scheme of operations by Dieti ' s German troops in northern Norway ,
the area ...
The Winter War 1939–40 Vesa Nenye, Peter Munter, Toni Wirtanen, Chris Birks.
On Finnish Independence Day, 6 December, the 49th and 150th Rifle divisions of
Grendahl's Right Wing Group attempted a crossing of the fast-flowing Taipale ...
Author: Vesa Nenye
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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.
Manchester, England: University of Manchester, 1998,143-68. Reese, Roger R. “
lessons of the winterwar: A study in the Military Effectiveness of the RedArmy, 1939-1940, ournal of Mil. itary History??? (2008):825-52. .*Red Army opposi to ...
Author: Stephen Kotkin
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin has written the definitive biography of Joseph Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror to the conflict with Hitler's Germany that is the signal event of modern world history In 1929, Joseph Stalin, having already achieved dictatorial power over the vast Soviet Empire, formally ordered the systematic conversion of the world’s largest peasant economy into “socialist modernity,” otherwise known as collectivization, regardless of the cost. What it cost, and what Stalin ruthlessly enacted, transformed the country and its ruler in profound and enduring ways. Building and running a dictatorship, with life and death power over hundreds of millions, made Stalin into the uncanny figure he became. Stephen Kotkin’s Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941 is the story of how a political system forged an unparalleled personality and vice versa. The wholesale collectivization of some 120 million peasants necessitated levels of coercion that were extreme even for Russia, and the resulting mass starvation elicited criticism inside the party even from those Communists committed to the eradication of capitalism. But Stalin did not flinch. By 1934, when the Soviet Union had stabilized and socialism had been implanted in the countryside, praise for his stunning anti-capitalist success came from all quarters. Stalin, however, never forgave and never forgot, with shocking consequences as he strove to consolidate the state with a brand new elite of young strivers like himself. Stalin’s obsessions drove him to execute nearly a million people, including the military leadership, diplomatic and intelligence officials, and innumerable leading lights in culture. While Stalin revived a great power, building a formidable industrialized military, the Soviet Union was effectively alone and surrounded by perceived enemies. The quest for security would bring Soviet Communism to a shocking and improbable pact with Nazi Germany. But that bargain would not unfold as envisioned. The lives of Stalin and Hitler, and the fates of their respective dictatorships, drew ever closer to collision, as the world hung in the balance. Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941 is a history of the world during the build-up to its most fateful hour, from the vantage point of Stalin’s seat of power. It is a landmark achievement in the annals of historical scholarship, and in the art of biography.
... Original painting , by Yuri Tepsurkaev , showing an SB 2 M - 103 during the
Soviet - Finnish ( Winter ) War of 1939 - 1940 . ... The red stars were to be painted
only on the lower surfaces of the wing , the fuselage sides , and the vertical tail .
Only now, with the opening of the Russian archives can this extraordinary story be told in full. Two months after his cynical alliance with Hitler and their joint invasion of Poland, Stalin ordered the Red Army to crush the Finns.
Author: Robert Edwards
Category: Russo-Finnish War, 1939-1940
Stalin's invasion of Finland: The turning point of World War II The Russian invasion of Finland in November 1939 was a critical turning point in world history. Only now, with the opening of the Russian archives can this extraordinary story be told in full. Two months after his cynical alliance with Hitler and their joint invasion of Poland, Stalin ordered the Red Army to crush the Finns. Everybody expected a walk-over: the odds were 10:1 in Stalin's favour. But the Finns fought bravely, and the Red Army - its high command decimated by Stalin's purges - fumbled to defeat after defeat. Tens of thousands of Russian soldiers died in the snow. Only after four months and the massing of over a million men and thousands of guns did the Russians break through and force the Finns to accept terms. The 'Winter War' revealed Stalin's army to be as badly led as it was poorly equipped. Hitler's generals, previously so nervous about their leader's plan to invade Russia that they contemplated a coup d'etat to remove him, were now convinced they could win. Stalin's blunder in Finland led directly to the Nazi invasion of Russia the following year. In Britain and France, the spectacle of Russia invading a neutral neighbour shattered the left-wing political parties (although the DAILY WORKER's headline on the opening day of the invasion was 'HEROIC RED ARMY SMASHES MARAUDING FINNS). Attlee expelled one pro-Russian MP and cleared the way for a coalition with the Conservatives. Paradoxically, the 'Winter War' also saved the Red Army and Stalin. With the results of the purges all too clear, Stalin promoted outspoken technocrats like Zhukov and accepted reforms that would enable the Russians to survive the German assault in 1941 and ultimately stop them at Stalingrad.
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Maple Leafs 1942-43 Detroit Red Wings 1943-44 Montreal ... After World War II
the Soviet Union made quick strides to challenge Canada's supremacy in
amateur hockey, which still exists side ... One of the big moments in amateur
hockey occurred in the 1960 Olympic Winter Games at Squaw Valley, Calif.,
when the U.S. team ...
... which was established to help Finland during the Winter War of 1939-1940
against the Soviet Union , and the Canada ... right - wing , anti - communist
organization dedicated to the eradication of the influence of the " Red " Finns in
Colonel General of the Red Army ; directed the defense of Leningrad in World
War II , and the winter war against Finland , 1939–40 . ... Until 1940 , secretary of
the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union ; a member of
the Politburo , the Presidium , Supreme Council of the U.S.S.R .; and
acknowledged leader of the Cominform . ... The newspaper PM , highly favorable
to the Negro's cause , folded , as did People's Voice , a left - wing Negro weekly ,
The New York ...
Author: Katherine Amelia Siobhan SibleyPublish On: 2004
Stolen Secrets and the Dawn of the Cold War Katherine Amelia Siobhan Sibley ...
At the Gould Storage Battery Company, where Soviet visitors spent eight months
between 1939 and 1940 watching the firm ... At the Red Wing Motor Company in
Detroit, a firm representative noticed that the Soviets asked for extra copies of ...
Author: Katherine Amelia Siobhan Sibley
The most detailed study of Soviet military-industrial espionage during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s--spying aimed specifically at acquiring restricted information and materials relating to American industry, technology, and science.