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Sunday Photo - The Moscow Peace Treaty

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On 13 March 1940 the Winter War was brought to an end by the Moscow Peace Treaty, which was signed on the previous day. Although the Soviet Union could claim victory, the price had been astronomically high. Alongside the heavy casualties suffered the Red Army they took a huge blow to international reputation for failing to crush a force they greatly outnumbered...Continue Reading

Simo Häyhä - The White Death

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Today marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of Simo Häyhä, one of the most prolific snipers of all time. Over the course of the Winter War he reached a tally of 542 confirmed kills, many of which were achieved whilst looking down the iron sights of a Mosin Nagant.Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - Finnish Independence Day

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On 6 December 1917 Finland declared independence from Russia, ending its autonomy within Russia as the Grand Duchy of Finland. Thirty two years later they would find themselves battling against the might of the Red Army as the Soviet Union attempted to crush their Nordic neighbour...Continue Reading

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