The Mannerheim Line 1920–39

The Mannerheim Line 1920–39

Finnish Fortifications of the Winter War

Fortress 88
  • Author: Bair Irincheev
  • Illustrator: Brian Delf
  • Short code: FOR 88
  • Publication Date: 10 Sep 2009
  • Number of Pages: 64
Users in the USA and Canada please select your location at the top of this page to see prices in your currency. Users in the UK and the Rest of the World will be billed in GBP.

Availability: In stock

Please tick the formats you would like to buy:

Paperback
9781846033841
$18.95
eBook (ePub)
9781472803788
$15.16
eBook (PDF)
9781849081009
$15.16
Bundle Offer! Choose a print and eBook format above and get 25% off both!
About our eBooks

About this Product

In the wake of the bloody civil war that followed Finland's independence from Russia in 1917, the border between the two countries was established across the Karelian Isthmus, an area long fought over by Russia, Finland and Sweden in their attempts to dominate the northern tip of Europe. Neither the Soviets nor the Finnish were comfortable with such a divide which was only 32km from the military and industrial city of Petrograd. As such, both sides began an intensive period of fortification and defensive planning. As the Winter War broke out in November 1939, the complex and heavily defended Mannerheim Line suffered intense bombardment. The armistice of 1940 saw Finland cede control of the entire Karelian Isthmus to the USSR, and a propaganda war ensued. Through an analysis of the background, and operational history of the Mannerheim Line, Bair Irincheev attempts to dispel such myths and provide an accurate assessment of its huge historical importance.

Biographical Note

Bair Irincheev was born in 1977 in St Petersburg, Russia. he is a keen re-enactor of the Winter War, and has created a website documenting the fortifications of the Mannerheim Line (www.mannerheim-line.com). Bair runs his own travel company, which organizes tours of military sites in the former Soviet Union and Finland. He is married, and lives in Helsinki, Finland.

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

Close