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By Bair Irincheev,Brian Delf

ISBN-10: 1846033845

ISBN-13: 9781846033841

within the wake of the bloody civil battle that Finland's independence from Russia in 1917, the border among the 2 nations was once proven around the Karelian Isthmus, a space lengthy fought over through Russia, Finland and Sweden of their makes an attempt to dominate the northern tip of Europe. Neither the Soviets nor the Finnish have been ok with this sort of divide which was once in simple terms 32km from the army and commercial urban of Petrograd. As such, each side begun a thorough interval of fortification and protective making plans. because the wintry weather struggle broke out in November 1939, the complicated and seriously defended Mannerheim Line suffered excessive bombardment. The armistice of 1940 observed Finland cede keep an eye on of the complete Karelian Isthmus to the USSR, and a propaganda struggle ensued. via an research of the heritage, and operational historical past of the Mannerheim Line, Bair Irincheev makes an attempt to dispel such myths and supply a correct evaluate of its large ancient importance.

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