Finland at War

The Continuation and Lapland Wars 1941–45

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Finland at War

The Continuation and Lapland Wars 1941–45


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Having foiled the Soviet invasion of the Winter War, the Finns found themselves embroiled in an ongoing conflict to maintain their borders as the Soviets recovered from the initial advances made by the Germans during the Barbarossa campaign. Yet as the red tide of Soviet forces pushed back the German army, the Finnish forces--despite their lack of equipment, obsolete machinery and miniscule manpower--held firm against the Soviets throughout the continuation of the war, ensuring their post-war independence on the Western side of the Iron curtain.

But that was not the end of hostilities for the exhausted Finnish nation as they turned their attentions to the Nazi forces embedded within their territory, calling up brigades populated with teenagers to force German forces inexorably back.

Featuring some incredible, never-before-seen photographs and firsthand accounts, this is the history of one of the most incredible moments in modern military history.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Interim Peace
Chapter 2: The Continuation war
Chapter 3: Attack on the Northern Front (Operation Silberfuchs)
Chapter 4: Conquest of Ladoga-Karelia
Chapter 5: Capture of Sortovala
Chapter 6: IV Army Corps at Viipuri
Chapter 7: Invading Soviet Karelia
Chapter 8: Trench Warfare
Chapter 9: Tali Ihantala
Chapter 10: Äyräpää-Vuosalmi Battles
Chapter 11: Armistice
Chapter 12: The Lapland War 1944–1945
Chapter 13: Towards Peace

Product details

Published Mar 22 2016
Format Hardback
Edition 1st
Extent 336
ISBN 9781472815262
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 250 b/w; 50 col
Dimensions 242 x 190 mm
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Chris Birks

Chris Birks moved from England to Bergen, Norway,…


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