Finland, independent from Russia since it seized control of its own affairs during the Russian Revolution was one of four Baltic nations to be invaded by the Soviet Union in 1939, and the only one to retain its independence after a hard fought bitter conflict in the most unpleasant of weather conditions. In January 1940 Winston Churchill said “Only Finland-superb, nay, sublime – in the jaws of peril – Finland shows what free men can do. The service rendered by Finland to mankind is magnificent”.
Using material in the Helsinki national archives we have been able to put together the List for Chain of Command. You can download it here: Finland Army List Winter War
Our Lardy Cultural Attache in Finland, Ville Savin, has also provided us with the following notes on Finnish infantry tactics using the manuals issued to Finnish officers throughout the Winter War and the Continuation War. You can read about how the Finns really fought here: Finnish Infantry Tactica
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“Dang nabbit, we gone and dun it. I always said that half o’ this war stuff was jes’ a case of gitting there fustest with the mostest!” Jebbediah Butplug spat a stream of brown tobacco juice into the pile of rocks at the side of the road. He had reached the crossing at Cedar Creek