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by Robert Edwards

  • Author: Robert Edwards
  • ISBN: 1605980560
  • ISBN13: 978-1605980560
  • ePub: 1960 kb | FB2: 1711 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Europe
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books (May 27, 2009)
  • Pages: 352
  • Rating: 4.5/5
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The Winter War: Russia's Invasion of Finland, 1939-1940 ePub download

THE GREAT NORTHERN CRISIS of the winter of 1939–40, that period of uncertainty triggered by the Soviet invasion of Finland, was a unique and dislocating event during the first full year of the Second World War. It was by any measure a one-sided struggle, involving at its height well over one million Red Army soldiers against rather fewer Finns, and yet the Finnish fought the biggest army on earth to a virtual standstill, on occasion inflicting such shocking casualties that Stalin started to face the prospect of military as well as political defeat.

But Finland held out for 105 bitterly cold, fiercely combative days, until March 15, 1940, when a peace agreement .

But Finland held out for 105 bitterly cold, fiercely combative days, until March 15, 1940, when a peace agreement ended the short, savage Winter War. At the stirring center of the story lie the resourcefulness and resolve of the Finnish people, who against all military odds-in want of ammunition, food, sleep, and troops-fought a blundering, ineptly commanded Red Army to a standstill. On November 30, 1939, the Soviet Union's Red Army invaded the young nation-state of Finland, in the full expectation of routing the small, ill-equipped Finnish army and annexing the former Russian territory by the end of the year.

This is an excellent book for anyone interested in the Winter War of 1939-40. The writer covers the causes of the war, as well as the consequences for both Finland & the Soviet Union.

His footnotes provided additional useful insights-not just textual citations. On the downside, the campaign maps provided were difficult to read without a magnifying glass. This is an excellent book for anyone interested in the Winter War of 1939-40. Also, in clear detail, the reasons why the Soviets had such difficulty in defeating the Finns are explained.

On November 30, 1939, the Soviet Union's Red Army invaded the young.

The Winter War was a war between the Soviet Union (USSR) and Finland. It began with a Soviet invasion of Finland on 30 November 1939, three months after the outbreak of World War II, and ended three and a half months later with the Moscow Peace Treaty on 13 March 1940. The League of Nations deemed the attack illegal and expelled the Soviet Union from the organisation.

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Location: Washington DC USA. Winter War: Russia's invasion of Finland . So the book is a good book for first time students of the conflict, and its quit accurate, compare with a english book of the Red army there. Winter War: Russia's invasion of Finland 1939-1940- Edwards. Post by Sisu 01 Aug 2007 00:25. At the same time, though, the fiasco of the Winter War forced Stalin to acknowledge the shortcomings of the Red Army and to reform it: Germany would fall at Stalingrad in 1941. So the book is a good book for first time students of the conflict, and its quit accurate, compare with a english book of the Red army there they quotes the russian women near kursk who "remember" that the "Finnish soldiers was crulest, even the german was afriaid of them".

"Edwards recounts events, both shameful and heroic, with insight, conviction and considerable wit."―Publishers Weekly

On November 30, 1939, the Soviet Union's Red Army invaded the young nation-state of Finland, in the full expectation of routing the small, ill-equipped Finnish army and annexing the former Russian territory by the end of the year. But Finland held out for 105 bitterly cold, fiercely combative days, until March 15, 1940, when a peace agreement ended the short, savage Winter War. At the stirring center of the story lie the resourcefulness and resolve of the Finnish people, who against all military odds―in want of ammunition, food, sleep, and troops―fought a blundering, ineptly commanded Red Army to a standstill. On March 15, they ceded to the Soviet 11 percent of their territory and 30 percent of their economic assets, but none of their national pride. The Russians meanwhile had markedly damaged their international standing and effectively ruined their military reputation-to such an extent, as this probing chapter in World War II history demonstrates, that Germany, with proud-blooded Finland as an ally, dared to launch its 1940 invasion of Russia. At the same time, though, the fiasco of the Winter War forced Stalin to acknowledge the shortcomings of the Red Army and to reform it: Germany would fall at Stalingrad in 1941. With authority, this skillfully narrated military history unfolds its story of the four-month Soviet-Finnish war and explores its consequences from London to Moscow, from Helsinki to Paris, to Washington, DC. 20 black-and-white illustrations
Cezel
This was an interesting book, I don't know if I would say that it was the best coverage of the Russian invasion of Finland I've read, but it was a little different. First it covered much more of the diplomatic history of the war and more of the coverage of events leading up to the war. This is the main reason I gave it the four stars. This is coverage that is lacking I feel in many of the narratives of the winter war.

The coverage of the actual combat.... well.... wasn't horrible but wasn't great. I had bought a hardcopy of the book and was able to purchase the kindle version cheap, so I read the kindle version on the bus. The actual combat seemed to jump so quickly between areas and with no transition that I literally had to hunt on the bookshelf for my paper copy to make sure the kindle version wasn't missing pages. I'm not joking. One page they are holding their defenses along the Baltic, we hope up to northern finland where we seem to leave off midoperations and go back down to southern finland where they are covering this Russian invasion and breach of the finish line like I was already supposed to know what was going on.

Book is worth it for the diplomatic history, but if you want good coverage of the actual combat operations, I suggest you look elsewhere.
Erienan
This book is a very detailed, with fantastic descriptions of combat between the Russian units and the Fins. The bravely, the stupidity, the Heroes, and the Fools - it is a story that needs to be understood. The problem is Mr. Edwards knows his stuff but not really how to write. If it wasn't for me having just finished a book on World War One before reading this book I would have no idea who most of this people were or how many of them were linked to the events. Many of them are major characters in the events in Eastern Europe during the last years of the Great War and because of that book, by John Keegan, this book was slightly easier to read.
The fighting itself was hard, bloody, ugly, and every other word you can think of for fighting down to the last bullet, sometimes at night, in the cold, without any knowledge of when reinforcements, if any, will arrive. I feel sorry for both sides, even the Russian soldiers.
It is a fast book, with lots of facts, but it seems as disorganized as the Soviet forces were at the time of the invasion. Only for people who already know a lot about the history or events before and after the war.
I would also suggest you read The First World War before this book.
Hono
There was so much misinformation about the Nazi, Russian, Finnish connections. All we heard was that Finland was the only country to repay their debt after WW 11. The Finns virtually had absolutely no choice but to go with the Nazi's at first. Russia had had two wars already around WW1 and shortly before WW11 with Finland. They wanted to do to Scandinavia and Finland the same they did with the Eastern Block of counties that were divided up after the war. Make them a vassel of Russia permanently like they did before to the other countries behind the Iron Curtain. Russia hated Finland at the time because they were a sucessful Democracy even during the Great Depression.
Realistic
Knowing very little about the Winter War prior to opening this book, I found it to be absolutely fascinating. Robert Edwards' research was thorough and his wry writing style was refreshing. His footnotes provided additional useful insights--not just textual citations. On the downside, the campaign maps provided were difficult to read without a magnifying glass. It would also have been nice to have a few more photographs of the principal players. These were minor inconveniences, however (there are online resources, e.g., YouTube, that can provide good additional map/campaign information). This is a wonderful history at a very reasonable price.
Datrim
Mr. Edwards has done a great job in describing the Finnish-Soviet "Winter War" at the geo-political, strategic, and operational (lightly) levels. He gives the reader an excellent glimpse of the world's leader's views on, and reaction to, the Soviet Union's invasion of Finland in 1939...while also providing details on how the Finnish and Soviet strategies evolved before and during the struggle. Mr. Edward's "The Winter War" is a must-read for anyone interested in the David vs. Goliath war that Finland fought against the U.S.S.R. in the winter of 1939-40.The Winter War: Russia's Invasion of Finland, 1939-40
Gold Crown
This book abounds with information on the rarely discussed Winter War. However it's so dryly written and includes so little anecdotal information, that it can at times, itcan be a bit of snooze. Great book if you need the information, not so great if your looking to sit next to the fire and read a book that will keep you turning pages well past your bedtime.
Mall
Very informative history of the behind the scenes negotiations and intrigues between the Finns, Russians, Allies and the Axis during the Winter War, really enjoyed it.
This is an excellent book for anyone interested in the Winter War
of 1939-40. The writer covers the causes of the war, as well as the
consequences for both Finland & the Soviet Union. Also, in clear detail,
the reasons why the Soviets had such difficulty in defeating the Finns
are explained. Highly recommended.
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