Winterkrieg


Author: Philip Teir
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641140706
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Der große Gesellschaftsroman aus Finnland: ein zeitloses Bild derer, die alles haben und gerade deshalb nicht glücklich sein können. Max Paul ist Soziologe an der Universität von Helsinki und zugleich erfolgreicher Buchautor. Sein akademisches Steckenpferd sind Sexualität und Ehe – seine eigene Ehe jedoch funktioniert schon lange nicht mehr. Während Max und seine Ehefrau Katriina in eine immer tiefere Krise geraten, hadern auch ihre erwachsenen Töchter mit ihrem jeweiligen Lebensmodell: die Lehrerin und zweifache Mutter Helen genauso wie die Kunststudentin Eva, die mit knapp dreißig ihren Platz im Leben noch nicht gefunden hat. Als Eva eine Affäre mit ihrem Dozenten anfängt und Max eine mit einer jungen Journalistin, spitzt sich in einem kalten Winter in Helsinki die Situation der Familie Paul zu. Ein brillant erzählter, psychologisch raffinierter Gesellschaftsroman über eine globale Mittelschicht auf der Suche nach dem Lebenssinn, hin- und hergerissen zwischen dem Streben nach Unabhängigkeit und der Sehnsucht nach Sicherheit.

The Winter War: Russia's Invasion of Finland, 1939-1940


Author: Robert Edwards
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605987638
Category: History
Page: 352
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"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.

The Winter War


Author: Robert D. Lewallen
Publisher: Alyssiym Publications
ISBN: 0557738121
Category: Finland
Page: 140
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The Winter War. A nearly forgotten event of the Second World War, one that would have significant consequences for the Russian military and the relations between Russia and the United States. But why was Russia so determined to add Finland to her empire? Could tiny Finland stand against the might of the Russian military? And why when the United States was asked for aid by Finland, did the United States promise much and deliver little?

The Winter War

The Russo-finnish Conflict, 1939-1940
Author: Eloise Engle,Eloise Engle Paananen,Lauri Paananen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780367273781
Category:
Page: 192
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This book on Finland's stand against the Soviet Union during the Winter War remain the most stirring in history. It is of use to the general readers who are interested in the history of Finnish affairs.

Finland at War

The Winter War 1939–40
Author: Vesa Nenye,Peter Munter,Toni Wirtanen,Chris Birks
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472813596
Category: History
Page: 304
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The story of the 'Winter War' between Finland and Soviet Russia is a dramatic David versus Goliath encounter. When close to half a million Soviet troops poured into Finland in 1939 it was expected that Finnish defences would collapse in a matter of weeks. But they held firm. The Finns not only survived the initial attacks but succeeded in inflicting devastating casualties before superior Russian numbers eventually forced a peace settlement. This is a rigorously detailed and utterly compelling guide to Finland's vital, but almost forgotten role in the cataclysmic World War II. It reveals the untold story of iron determination, unparalleled skill and utter mastery of winter warfare that characterised Finland's fight for survival on the hellish Eastern Front. Now publishing in paperback, Finland at War: the Winter War 1939–40 is the premiere English-language history of the fighting performance of the Finns, drawing on first-hand accounts and rare photographs to explain just how they were able to perform military feats that nearly defy belief.

The Winter War


Author: Philip Teir
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
ISBN: 1782830707
Category: Fiction
Page: 426
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On the surface, the Paul family are living the liberal, middle-class dream in Helsinki. Max Paul is a renowned sociologist and his wife Katriina has a well-paid government job. They live in a beautiful apartment in the centre of the city. But look closer and the cracks start to show. As he approaches his sixtieth birthday, the certainties of Max's life begin to dissolve. His wife no longer loves him, and his grown-up daughters - one in London, one in Helsinki - have problems of their own. So when a former student turned journalist shows up and offers him a seductive lifeline, Max starts down a dangerous path from which he may never find a way back. Funny, sharp, and brilliantly truthful, Teir's debut has the feel of a big, contemporary, humane American novel, but with a distinctly Scandinavian edge.

The Winter War: A Novel


Author: William Durbin
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
ISBN: 0307549429
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
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When the Soviet Union invades its tiny neighbor Finland in November 1939, Marko volunteers to help the war effort. Even though his leg was weakened by polio, he can ski well, and he becomes a messenger on the front line, skiing in white camouflage through the forests at night. The dark forest is terrifying, and so are the odds against the Finns: the Russians have 4 times as many soldiers and 30 times as many planes. They have 3000 tanks, while the Finns have 30. But a tank is no help in the snowy forest–a boy on skis is. And the Russians don’t know winter the way the Finns do, or what tough guerrilla warriors the Finns are. Marko teams up with another messenger, Karl. Gradually Marko learns that Karl’s whole family was killed by the Russians. And Karl has a secret–he’s really Kaari, a girl who joined up to get revenge for her family’s deaths. From the Hardcover edition.

AIDS, the Winter War

A Testing of America
Author: Arthur D. Kahn
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595366376
Category: Medical
Page: 260
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"The most complete history of how AIDS treatment activism began - and an appalling look at the government AIDS mismanagement which continues today." -John S. James, editor, AIDS Treatment News "In persuasive detail Kahn demonstrates [that] the struggle against AIDS requires a continuous fight against vested interests that have little regard for alternative ideas and against egotists who put self-aggrandizement above a worldwide crisis Arthur Kahn's book presents the history of the clinical struggle and identifies heroes, many of whom have died fighting for all of us. Their efforts must be recognized. Their struggle is not over." -William Regelson, M.D., Professor, College of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University (from the introduction)

The Winter War

The Russo-Finnish War of 1939-40
Author: William R Trotter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781781312261
Category: Russo-Finnish War, 1939-1940
Page: 287
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On 30 November 1939, Soviet bombers unloaded their bombs on Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Stalin's ultimatum, demanding the cession of huge tracts of territory as a buffer zone against Nazi Germany, had been rejected by the Finnish government, and now a small Baltic republic was at war with the giant Soviet military machine. But this forgotten war, fought under brutal, sub-arctic conditions, often with great heroism on both sides, proved one of the most astonishing in military history. Using guerrilla fighters on skis, even reindeer to haul supplies on sleds, heroic single-handed attacks on tanks, and with unfathomable endurance and the charismatic leadership of one of the 20th century's true military geniuses, Finland not only kept at bay but won an epic, if short-lived, victory over the hapless Russian conscripts. Its surreal engagements included the legendary "Sausage Battle", when starving Soviet troops who had over-run a Finnish encampment couldn't resist the cauldrons of hot sausage soup left behind by their opponents - and were ambushed as they stopped to sup. Although by sheer attritional weight of numbers Stalin eventually prevailed over the Finns, their pointed resistance enabled their country to remain free, even as other countries fell one by one.

The Winter War

Finland Against Russia, 1939-1940
Author: Väinö Tanner
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804704823
Category: Russo-Finnish War, 1939-1940
Page: 274
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The Mannerheim Line 1920–39

Finnish Fortifications of the Winter War
Author: Bair Irincheev
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 184908100X
Category: History
Page: 64
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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.

Swedish Volunteers in the Russo-Finnish Winter War, 1939Ð1940


Author: Martina Sprague
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786457538
Category: History
Page: 259
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Sandwiched between Nazi Germany and the “Russian Bear,” Sweden walked a diplomatic tightrope on if and how it should support Finland during the Russo-Finnish Winter War. Social and political forces motivated the Swedish leadership to promote neutrality and avoid official military engagement, while at the same time the Swedish Volunteer Corps comprised the largest volunteer combat force (more than 8,200 strong) in any modern war. This book discusses the political background of the 1939–1940 Winter War; setbacks the volunteers suffered due to weather and terrain; and the ever-present fear that war would come to the Scandinavian Peninsula.

Mech Legions

The Winter War
Author: Nick S. Thomas,Michael G. Thomas
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781095475775
Category:
Page: 222
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The freedom fighters of New York have won their first victory against the Reich. The flames of resistance spread throughout the Eastern states, yet all is not well for the growing band of rebels. The Reich may be bloodied, but it is far from defeated. Nothing, not even the worst snow storm in a generation will stop them from mobilising for an overwhelming offensive. Once they are ready they will smash the rebels with a single decisive blow. As both sides steel themselves for the coming battle, multiple Waffen SS units march into towns and cities to root out collaborators in their own unique and cruel way. The heroes of Columbus Circle will now face their greatest ever challenge, a full-scale attack by the Reich, and their assortment of terrible weapons and machines. The Winter War has begun.The Winter War is the second book in the brand-new 'Mech Legions' science-fiction series by the bestselling authors, Michael G. Thomas and Nick S. Thomas.Books in the series:Battle for New YorkWinter WarKilling Fields

The Winter War


Author: Antti Tuuri,Richard Impola
Publisher: Beaverton, Ont. : Aspasia Books
ISBN: 9780973105339
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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The Winter War


Author: Priscilla Shirer,Gina Detwiler
Publisher: B&H Kids
ISBN: 9781462796755
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
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Two years ago, the Prince Warriors lost one of their own, but now they must stand firm . . . because death is coming once again. In this sequel to Priscilla Shirer’s best-selling trilogy, the Prince Warriors return to Ahoratos to find it bare and dangerous. The Winter War is upon them. Don't miss all the adventures of the Prince Warriors, perfect for all middle-grade readers! Also available: The Prince Warriors, The Prince Warriors and the Unseen Invasion, The Prince Warriors and the Swords of Rhema, and Unseen: The Prince Warriors 365 Devotional.

War of the White Death

Finland Against the Soviet Union, 1939-40
Author: Bair Irincheev
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811710882
Category: History
Page: 222
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Compelling account of the Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union The Soviets expected to crush Finnish forces in mere days, but the Finns broke the Red Army's advance and held out for almost four months Authentic depiction of frontline fighting in the harshest of conditions Based on eyewitness testimony, war diaries, battle reports, and other records

The Winter Years of World War II


Author: Freia Hooper-Bradford
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595432174
Category: Fiction
Page: 440
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Walk with one German family on the most extraordinary journey through the Third Reich, on battlefields from Africa to Russia, in a Nazi-crazed village and bombed cities. A riveting human drama based on true events and the author's family. Beautiful Alice is a Lightening Girl in the Luftwaffe, in a highly secret bunker near Hitler's bunker. Karl faces death in a notorious Nazi political prison. Thousands die of cruel treatment. For Alfred, every crossing of the Mediterranean to Africa to supply Rommel, might be the last. Hundreds of ships are torpedoed, bombed and blown up. Will Charlotte's two children in Bavaria grow up without a father? Oma and Opa cling to the hope that Chemnitz will be spared the bombings and firestorms of other cities, but Chemnitz too must crash and burn under thousands of bombs. Colonel Baron Uli von Boxberg faces a hopeless last battle in Leipzig and starvation in a brutal POW camp that to this day is not publicized in American historical archives. Joachim has been wounded twice but must return to war. The Russians throw him into a cellar in Berlin where every morning begins with executions. Heinz is certain that his days in Berlin are numbered when the Russians enter the suburbs. If he does not escape he will no doubt be slaughtered in the last hopeless battle along with his entire ragtag army. Oma obstinately believes that someday her family will reunite. The news gives her little hope. With no mail and smashed trains there is harldy a chance to know if any of the family will return. A rare insight into little known historical events and places adds intrigue to a war story of epic proportions as well as a story of love and determination.