The Winter War: How Finland Resisted Russia’s WW2 Expansion | Battlefield

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In 1939, three months after the outset of the Second World War, the USSR turned their attention to the icy landscapes of Finland. Stalin anticipated Finland would simply sign their land over, given the USSR’s vastly superior military strength, but to his shock they fought tooth and nail for their freedom. The determined Finnish defenses at the Mannerheim line saw some of the most brutal fighting in the early part of the war.

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