Finland at War – the Winter War 1938-1940

Published: February 28th, 2018     
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Author: Vesa Nenye, Peter Munter, Toni Wirtannen, Chris Birks
Reviewed by: 
Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Company: Osprey Publishing
ISBN #: 978147282718
E-Book ISBN #: 9781472813596
Other Publication Information: Paperback, 304 pages
Price: $34.95
Product / Stock #: GNM

This book I found to be the most complete and detailed account of the David vs Goliath battle between Stalin's Russian forces and the small Finish Armed forces. This little known war has always fascinated me and I really enjoyed this book.

The book details the history leading up to the war the full war battle by battle and the aftermath. The details are incredible and there is a short biograph for each of the major players on both sides during the campaign. The table of contents shows the detail.

  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • Chronology
  1. The Rise of Finland
  2. The Road to War
  3. The Karelian Isthmus, December 1939
  4. Ladoga Karelia, December 1939
  5. Group Talvela
  6. North Finland Group
  7. Lapland Group, 1939-40
  8. A Watching World
  9. The Battle for Ladoga Karelia, 1940
  10. The Karelian Isthmus, 1940
  11. An Interim Peace
  • Bibliography
  • Appendix

There is a lot of great and never before published photographs that would alone makes this book worth getting.

The authors have done an awesome job of providing details and facts without making the book hard to digest. The read was an incredible journey through the time and battles as they happened.

I must admit I could not put this book down and finished in in around 5 days.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough to everyone with an interest in the World war two or just history. It has inspired me to model more subjects from this war within a war.

Thanks go to Osprey Publishing for providing this book to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.

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