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Swedish Volunteers in the Russo-Finnish Winter War, 1939-1940, PDF eBook

Swedish Volunteers in the Russo-Finnish Winter War, 1939-1940 PDF

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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.


  • Format: PDF
  • Pages: 259 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
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  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780786457533

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