World War II At Night

The World War II At Night Group will discuss Finland At War, 1939-1945 by Phillip Jowett (Osprey, $18.95). Finland's fight to defend her independence earned this tiny nation of just 3 million people a distinct place in history. Invaded by Stalin before World War II, Finland held out for months and inflicted huge losses on the invaders, but she was eventually crushed by the weight of Soviet numbers. When Germany invaded the USSR in 1941 the Finns fought alongside the Wehrmacht on the northern Russian Front, with great skill and courage in an attempt to regain their lost territories. When the German armies were forced to retreat in 1944, Finland managed to conclude a separate peace with the USSR - uniquely, without being forced to accept renewed Russian occupation. This book details the organisation, uniforms and equipment of this remarkable force.

Event date: 

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

The Bookworm
Finland at War 1939–45 (Elite) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781841769691
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Osprey Publishing - July 25th, 2006

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