WARTIME: A History Series

S05E04: Death at -40: The Winter War, USSR vs. Finland

January 5, 2016

In the midst of the greatest conflict in world history, the Soviet Union began to conquer surrounding nations in an attempt to build their mighty empire. Although some fell without resistance, the Scandinavian country of Finland valiantly resisted their advances. Fought for only five months, the “Winter War” between Finland and the USSR saw some of the worst fighting conditions ever witnessed. Fought in temperatures averaging forty degrees below zero, the USSR finally invaded its northern neighbor with a fighting force that was three times larger than the D-Day Invasion three years later. On this episode we discuss the Winter War.

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