Friday, December 18, 2009

The Winter War

The Sword and the Sea remembers the Soviet invasion of Finland in 1939 and how the heroic Finns, although they had to sue for peace, were able to retain their national sovereignty. Share

1 comment:

Alexandra said...

Speaking of tyrants, the History Channel just had a show on warfare and covered the success of the Swedish army against Ivan the Terrible - so interesting how they won the war with their skis and arrows against terrible odds. I think it was 30 to one, but the Russians were unfamiliar with the territory - deep snow drifts and heavily wooded. I think they were terrified because the Swede's arrows seemingly came out of nowhere, and they moved like the wind.