Finland's War of Choice: The Troubled German-Finnish Coalition in World War II

January 10, 2020|
Finland's War of Choice: The Troubled German-Finnish Coalition in World War II
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A selection of the Military Book Club: “A solid operational analysis” from “an established scholar of the Scandinavian theater” (Publishers Weekly).

This book describes the odd coalition between Germany and Finland in World War II and their joint military operations from 1941 to 1945. In stark contrast to the numerous books on the shorter and less bloody Winter War, which represented a gallant fight of a democratic “David” against a totalitarian “Goliath” and caught the imagination of the world, the story of Finland fighting alongside a Goliath of its own has not brought pride to that nation and was a period many Finns would rather forget.

A prologue brings the reader up to speed by briefly examining the difficult history of Finland, from its separation from the Soviet Union in 1917 to its isolation after being bludgeoned in 1939–40. It then examines both Finnish and German motives for forming a coalition against the USSR, and how—as logical as a common enemy would seem—the lack of true planning and preparation would doom the alliance.

In this book, Henrik Lunde, a former US Special Operations colonel and author of Hitler’s Pre-emptive War: The Battle for Norway, 1940, once again fills a profound gap in our understanding of World War II.

Title:Finland's War of Choice: The Troubled German-Finnish Coalition in World War IIFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 10, 2020Publisher:Casemate Publishers (Ignition)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1612000371

ISBN - 13:9781612000374

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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