A Frozen Hell: The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939–1940
Algonquin Books, 13 jun. 2013 - 285 pagina's
The true story of the battle between Finland and Russia that erupted at the dawn of World War II.
On a November morning in 1939, Soviet bombers began attacking Helsinki, Finland. In the weeks that followed, the tiny Baltic republic would wage a war—the kind of war that spawns legends—against the mighty Soviet Union, which was desperate for a buffer against Nazi Germany.
With “a well-balanced blend of narrative and analysis,” historian William R. Trotter tells the story of guerrillas on skis; heroic, single-handed attacks on tanks; unfathomable endurance; and the charismatic leadership of one of the twentieth century’s true military geniuses (Library Journal). This little-known but dramatic battle would be decisive in Finland’s fight to maintain its independence—and A Frozen Hell brings it to fascinating life.
Winner of the Finlandia Foundation Award for Arts and Letters
“We will not often find a book written with such authority as this one.” —The New York Times Book Review
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - ikeman100 - LibraryThing
Very interesting book about a little known piece of history. In 1939 Stalin and Hitler agreed to divide up Poland and Russia took the Baltic countries. A democratic Finland was next on the Stalin's ... Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - cwhouston - LibraryThing
This is a very interesting book about a conflict which today is little remembered outside Finland. The opening chapters present a 'potted' history of Finland up until WWII, which then serve as a ... Volledige review lezen
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A Frozen Hell: The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940
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