Finnish Army 1918-1945

Discussion in 'The Eastern Front' started by Gerard, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Whilst ruminating through the thread about Norway in 1945 and the Soviet Offensive, I thought about the Finnish Army and came across some links to information about them and also their organisation. here they are:


    The Battles of the Winter War -History

    FMP - Finnish Defence Forces in WW II - Contents

    This area of conflict in the East is not that well known to me but it seems that the Finns put up one heck of a fight in the Winter War and the Continuation War.
  2. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    I've just read the Osprey book on the Finnish Army (well, you have to start somewhere) and found it absolutely fascinating. We thought we had it bad with Nazi Germany on the Channel shores but the Finns had Uncle Joe hammering at the front door (rather unsuccesfully) and Corporal Schickelgruber sniffing around the back door. All credit to the Finns for coming out of the war with most of the nation intact and a degree of honour. Mind you, they painted thier tanks in awful colour schemes....


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