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The Battles of the Winter War

Information of the Soviet invasion of Finland 1939 - 1940


Parts of this website are still under construction, even some published pages are partly undone. I try to add more, whenever I find the time.
Also as my native language isn't English, and only some pages have been proof read, I would be grateful to know if some parts of the text are totally incomprehensible.




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    • Main page - This one, of course
    • Sitemap - To get a quick look at all of the pages
    • History - Events and background which lead to the Winter War
    • Forces - Data of the armed forces of Finland and the Soviet Union
    • Tactics - Finnish and Soviet tactics during the Winter War (in short)
    • Weapons - Data of common infantry weapons, tanks, antitank weapons and artillery
    • The M-Line - History of the Mannerheim Line, along with some detailed data
    • Isthmus - 3 maps, which show the Isthmus Front at the start, middle and end of the war
    • Battles - Some of the battles fought in the Winter War
    • War's End - The heavy peace terms and casualties suffered during the war
    • Misc. - Miscellaneous articles, which do not fit in the above categories
    • Sources - Printed sources used in making the articles
    • Abbreviations - A list of abbreviations used in the articles of this website
    • Links - a collection of interesting links
    • What's new - A page where I try to include a list of modifications and updates made to the site





"The site of the month award"
for October 2000 by British Wargames




The history of the Finnish blue swastika

The Finnish blue swastika was originally the symbol of luck of the family of Count von Rosen, who donated to the Finnish "White Army" it's first plane, in 1918, during the War of Independence.

It was adopted as the official national marking of the Finnish Air Forces and later on, the Army. Only after the Nazis adopted it as their emblem did it acquire political significance. In other words, the Finnish swastika had nothing to do with the Nazi party, Nazi ideology or fascism in general.

After the fall of the 3rd Reich, the Finnish Defense Forces abandoned the disreputable swastika in favor of the new national marking; the blue and white roundel.



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