ISBN: 978-0-297-84630-2, 0-297-84630-2
Год издания: 2006
Издатель: Weidenfeld and Nicolson Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Количество страниц: 328
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When Russia invaded Finland in November 1939, the international community reacted with a combination of shock and outrage. Several nations, including France and England, pledged their support to the Finns, but a ring of neutral countries around the Baltic refused to allow foreign troops and equipment through. While the rest of the world dithered, Finland was left to face the full might of the Russians alone. Right from the beginning, the result of the conflict seemed to be a foregone conclusion. The Soviet army was reputed to be one of the best in the world; they outnumbered the Finns almost four to one, had vastly superior equipment, and enjoyed almost total air supremacy. To everyone's surprise, however, the Finns did not collapse under Soviet pressure, but took the fight to the Russians in a way that made them an international cause celebre. For two long months it looked as though they just might achieve the impossible, and keep the huge Soviet army at bay. In his new...