FINLAND FIGHTS! (1941) - WINTER WAR BETWEEN SOVIET RUSSIA & FINLAND 25150

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    Released theatrically in 1940 by Emerson Yorke, an independent producer in New York. This humanitarian reel, made on behalf of the Finnish Relief Fund, showed American audiences how Finland was withstanding Russian invasion. The theatrical release was only five minutes long, but Castle Films brought it up to standard one reel length with title cards. The film is one of the rarer Castle titles, because the Soviets and Stalin - who are condemned here as aggressors - became U.S. allies after the German invasion of Russia.
    The Winter War was a military conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland in 1939-1940. It began with the Soviet invasion of Finland on 30 November 1939 (three months after the outbreak of World War II), and ended with the Moscow Peace Treaty on 13 March 1940. The League of Nations deemed the attack illegal and expelled the Soviet Union from the League on 14 December 1939.
    The Soviet Union ostensibly sought to claim parts of Finnish territory, demanding-amongst other concessions-that Finland cede substantial border territories in exchange for land elsewhere, claiming security reasons, primarily the protection of Leningrad, which was only 32 km (20 mi) from the Finnish border. Finland refused and the USSR invaded the country. Many sources conclude that the Soviet Union had intended to conquer all of Finland, and use the establishment of the puppet Finnish Communist government and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact's secret protocols as proof of this, while other sources argue against the idea of a full Soviet conquest.
    The Soviets possessed more than three times as many soldiers as the Finns, thirty times as many aircraft, and a hundred times as many tanks. The Red Army, however, had been crippled by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin's Great Purge of 1937. With more than 30,000 of its officers executed or imprisoned, including most of those of the highest ranks, the Red Army in 1939 had many inexperienced senior and mid-level officers.[43][44] Because of these factors, and high morale in the Finnish forces, Finland repelled Soviet attacks for several months, much longer than the Soviets expected.
    However, after reorganization and adoption of different tactics, the renewed Soviet offensive overcame Finnish defenses at the borders. Finland then agreed to cede more territory than originally demanded by the Soviet Union in 1939; the Soviets, having conquered the areas they demanded from Finland but at a cost of heavier losses in troops than anticipated, accepted this offer.
    Hostilities ceased in March 1940 with the signing of the Moscow Peace Treaty. Finland ceded territory representing 11% of its land area and 30% of its economy to the Soviet Union. Soviet losses were heavy, and the country's international reputation suffered. While the Soviet Union did not conquer all Finland, Soviet gains exceeded their pre-war demands. They gained substantial territory along Lake Ladoga, providing a buffer for Leningrad, and territory in northern Finland.[48] Finland retained its sovereignty and enhanced its international reputation.
    The end of the war cancelled the Franco-British plan to send troops to Finland through northern Scandinavia. Some authors would suggest that the official statement by Sweden, Norway and Denmark of February 1940, declaring they would not allow British troops to use their territories on their way to Finland, was a factor in Finland's decision of starting peace talks with Russia. One of the major goals of the projected Franco-British operation had been to take control of northern Sweden's iron ore and cut its deliveries to Germany.[50] For this reason it was also a major factor in the launching of Operation Weserübung, Nazi Germany's invasion of Denmark and Norway.
    This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit www.PeriscopeFilm.com

Comments • 334

  • Wyatt Shook
    Wyatt Shook 29 days ago

    Proud to be finnish, a courageous and proud country itself

  • kokoman Er
    kokoman Er Month ago +1

    Finland are Best war Winter
    USSR are best death

  • CONTACTLIGHTTOMMY
    CONTACTLIGHTTOMMY 2 months ago +1

    Proud of my Finnish roots.

  • Dziugsa lt.
    Dziugsa lt. 2 months ago

    Ussr ocuppied my country Lithuania

  • Micah Simpson
    Micah Simpson 3 months ago +2

    Where were the allies when this happened???oh yeah killing a nation trying to fix the world

  • it's funny
    it's funny 5 months ago +1

    This is what Russia would do they wold burn up people's houses right when Finland would win

  • thompsoni1000
    thompsoni1000 5 months ago +1

    after all finn's have to fight also against these germans what they have in they country... it's called "lapin sota" so after finn's kicked soviet asses they kicked also german asses and kicked nazi's out of finland...

    • Slava Shishkin
      Slava Shishkin 2 months ago

      The Soviets made fags of the finns and forced them fight against the Germans, who had saved them from the entire collapse a few months earlier. The Finns were twice beaten by the Soviets, who cured them with the shocking therapy from crazy dreams about Greater Finland.

  • Jeff Meyer
    Jeff Meyer 6 months ago

    🇫🇮 👍

  • helvetin perkele
    helvetin perkele 6 months ago +1

    Mannerheim christ knights Simo Häyhä finnish marksman, Lauri Törni aka Larry Thorne soldier of three armies, Vilho Rättö Viljam Pylkäs soldier who killed 80 soviets in one battle, Ruben Lagus the Rommel of Finland, Ilmari Juutilainen fighter pilot

  • Holy Crusader
    Holy Crusader 6 months ago

    7:45 what the fuck

  • Sten-Åke Dahl
    Sten-Åke Dahl 6 months ago

    Stalin said the devil saved them he ment Roosevelt and the help from the US which was helping Stalin to take most of Europe and those unhappy countries said Stalin was much much worse than the germans and they could compare! The swastika is the old weapon of the von Rosen family who payed for many planes before the nazis used it and the germans used the Andreas cross on their planes and tanks. The finns were not nazis! They fought the nazis from 1944 and drew them out of Lapland!

  • Anaconda
    Anaconda 8 months ago +7

    Yes, Finland fought against two big, Russia and USA. Massive military aid (Lend-Lease) from USA to Russia came via Murmansk railway 1942-1944.
    Yes this film is Winterwar 1939. USA gave to Finland big 👍 with this film. After 2 years USA left western democratic Finland and helped communist Soviet Union.
    Finland exists today, Soviet Union doesnt. 😂
    7:40 Allie leader. 4:14 good point.

    • Ozymondias99
      Ozymondias99 7 days ago

      Us should never have given aid to the Soviets. They should have lets the germans and soviets kill each other aka iran & iraq

    • David J Gill
      David J Gill 5 months ago

      What is your point?

  • suomen veteraanien kunnioitaja simo häyhä

    Im from finland

  • Zoltan Bebto
    Zoltan Bebto 8 months ago +3

    Hurray Suomi-Finland

  • МИД Улусской Федерации

    Modern Russia became the USSR, which was an ally of Hitler's Germany

  • hokutotelecom
    hokutotelecom 8 months ago

    この勇敢なライフルとスキーで、モロトフのパン籠に、立ち向かう。関東軍の元参謀たちは、なんと思っているのだろう?

  • Yishai Abaddon
    Yishai Abaddon 8 months ago +1

    The Winter War was justified on part of the soviets

    • David J Gill
      David J Gill 5 months ago +1

      Was the Soviet dismemberment of Poland justified? Was the permanent occupation of the Baltics justified? The Soviet attack on Finland drove Finland to seek aid from Germany - the exact opposite of what the Soviet claimed they were trying to block. The attack on Finland was stupid, pointless, counterproductive and unjustified!

  • Pentti Saarikoski
    Pentti Saarikoski 8 months ago

    VITTU TAPELKAA ITE

  • Pentti Saarikoski
    Pentti Saarikoski 8 months ago

    Ja seuraavat 😂🤕

  • Pentti Saarikoski
    Pentti Saarikoski 8 months ago +1

    No kuka rahoitti 🤣englanti ja usa

  • Billy Rock
    Billy Rock 8 months ago +12

    Finish soldiers are winter warriors. 🥶

  • Ramunas Butnorius
    Ramunas Butnorius 8 months ago

    Riusishen pederasen

  • BaseK59
    BaseK59 8 months ago +2

    ''WE FOUGHT THE WRONG ENEMY" - GEORGE S. PATTON.... HE WAS RIGHT!

  • Kimi Again
    Kimi Again 8 months ago

    Yeah. Now our leaders let arabs invade our country...

  • Guillermo Jensen
    Guillermo Jensen 8 months ago +23

    Germany invaded Poland and England and France declared war. The USSR invaded Poland two weeks later, invaded Finland a few months later, and the only punishment Stalin got was to be expelled from The League of Nations. Western powers always turned a blind eye on Russian atrocities. Still happening

    • ElPepowulf
      ElPepowulf 24 days ago

      @Teddles Peddles Russia invaded Poland in the 1920s AND in 1939.

    • Sten-Åke Dahl
      Sten-Åke Dahl 5 months ago

      Guillermo Jensen: People have forgotten the secret non aggression pact between Soviet and Germany who agreed to divide Poland along the 1914 western border so when the germans crossed that border the fights first hit polish territory and the soviet troops were occupants and many were on permissions when the full attack came 1941 and Stalin thought the germans were going to stop at the old eastern polish border and he forbad the russians to respond thus the attack swiftly rolled into the Soviet territory the aeroplanes were destroyed on the ground 5000 of them and the stukas had a feast crushing the soviet troops marching to the border that was a criminal Stalin mistake which costed several million soviet lives and prisoners they had to attack head on all the time to regain lost terrain! A hell for them!

    • CipiRipi00
      CipiRipi00 7 months ago

      @Guillermo Jensen ... well, maybe I'm wrong, but diplomats are very careful in choosing the words. And "recognized" may not mean the same as "agreed'.
      And as you said, "Poland's boundaries were RECOGNIZED by The Conference of Ambassadors in 1923", as they were defined by the Peace of Riga. But this peace treaty was agreed and signed by Poland, Soviet Russia and Soviet Ukraine.
      So, IMO, the western powers did not felt bound to defend a border established by a treaty in which they had no say. They had little option but to recognize a "fait acompli", but they felt no obligation to defend that state of things.
      Maybe I'm wrong, but that's my opinion. :)

    • Teddles Peddles
      Teddles Peddles 7 months ago +1

      Your WRONG Russia invaded them in 1939.

    • Guillermo Jensen
      Guillermo Jensen 8 months ago +2

      @CipiRipi00 I was doing some research and found an interesting work, 'In Poland WWI ended in 1923', by (Kazimierz Robak University of South Florida
      ). (Quote( 'As soon as Poland's boundaries were recognized by The Conference of Ambassadors in 1923...' (end-quote), meaning Poland's new borders, after the defeat of the USSR were internationally recognized. Poland was pressed by the League of Nations to end the war with the Soviet Union. My point is, The UK should have been as hard on Stalin as it was on Hitler. They were two monsters and killed millions of people and caused so much pain and destruction not only to their own people by to the world

  • Ban Borić
    Ban Borić 9 months ago +2

    Thanks STALIN???

    • Peku 1 Ns 1
      Peku 1 Ns 1 5 months ago +1

      Thanks Stalin that you 1937 killed so many own officers .And you put mascineguns back to your soldiers invading Finland in 1945 .Great thx indead.

  • Olivia Brunner
    Olivia Brunner 9 months ago +5

    finnland prospers, sowjetunion went trough the toilet. russkies are cowards.

  • D to B ratio
    D to B ratio 9 months ago

    oh nice video

  • Blue Mountain Edward
    Blue Mountain Edward 9 months ago +1

    3:50 save the car it's on FIRE!

  • hbravul
    hbravul 9 months ago +1

    Quality is important from quantity

  • Packie McReary
    Packie McReary 9 months ago +6

    The finns should be eternally grateful to the Germans for guaranteeing their independence, although it only takes a mongol to beat soviets.

    • Sami Sund
      Sami Sund 8 months ago +2

      Packie McReary, We are, we also have military alliance with them even today and Germany is one of those countries we have deepest relations in the world.

  • Kjol Lahti
    Kjol Lahti 10 months ago +1

    I've skydived but hanging on to the wing until you get to the drop zone is insane

  • Roy Hooey
    Roy Hooey 10 months ago +1

    when the wolf is at your door.You have no choice but to fight.

  • Gary Hynes
    Gary Hynes 11 months ago +12

    The best sniper of all time was a Finnish man he had 514 kills all russian his nickname was white death

    • Justin Harris
      Justin Harris 3 months ago +1

      @Finnish Guy My hero!

    • Finnish Guy
      Finnish Guy 6 months ago +3

      His name was Simo Häyhä, for those of you wondering.

  • F. Friedrich Kling
    F. Friedrich Kling 11 months ago +11

    The greatest badass of all time was Finnish sniper, Simo Häyhä, nicknamed by the Russians, "The White Death". Simo, a simple farmer, is credited with an astonishing 500 to 700 Russian kills- all while using iron sights as he worried a telescopic sight would too easily reveal his position in a winter environment. He was so feared that Stalin placed a large bounty on his head, but it was never collected. Simo was personally awarded by Hitler Germany's highest military award, The Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class. Simo went on to train the next generation of Finnish and German snipers. He lived until the ripe old age of 96.

    • Star Gamer
      Star Gamer Month ago

      Lauri törni the man who served 3 armies. A finnish man. Equally badass

    • Gary Hynes
      Gary Hynes 11 months ago +2

      F. Friedrich Kling that's true he is the best sniper of all time

  • Mr Gadget
    Mr Gadget Year ago +20

    The Finnish airforce swastika has nothing to do with the German Nazi party. It was there before even the Nazi party existed in Germany.

    • suomen veteraanien kunnioitaja simo häyhä
    • simplicius
      simplicius 8 months ago

      Oh, it is only from a Swedish nazi von Rosen that gifted a plane to Finland. A brother-in-law to Hermann Göring...
      upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1a/Nsbaffisch.PNG

    • CipiRipi00
      CipiRipi00 8 months ago

      @lintu25 .... ppppfff..... you took it wrong. All wrong.
      I just said that finns did not bow neither before soviets, nor before germans. They refused soviet demands and fought against them when soviets tried to impose those demands by force. On the other hand, when germans ask Finland to stay in the war, even when was clear that war was lost, Finland said "OK", then quit! :) And did it in the best possible situation, after stalling a major soviet offensive. Hitler may had been furious, but damn, who cares? :)
      Finns really knew what's best for them regardless of what other said or asked. Unlike other countries, that screw it up.
      About "fighting under swastika",... nah! Finns always pressed for a "parallel war". They never signed any alliance or agreement with Germany. Not even been a member of Axis. The Continuation War was a finnish-soviet war, not some part of german-soviet war.
      About being in military? Yes, I had been in military, like any other of my age. And yes, I got too some gold on my shoulders (since romanian rank insignia in those days were worn on shoulder's patches). But this is not about you and me. It's about history. :)

    • lintu25
      lintu25 8 months ago +1

      U think we fight under swastika? You are right :D
      But not the way you think.

    • lintu25
      lintu25 8 months ago +1

      @CipiRipi00 So this is Finland, and one of those who didn't go under iron curtain.
      And yes i have been in military, like all men Of Finland.
      Have you been in military? And yes i got some gold on my sleave. You?

  • Albin Johansson
    Albin Johansson Year ago

    The finn K/D tho

  • Alex Aga
    Alex Aga Year ago +2

    Between red Soviet USSR but not Soviet Russia. Now red Russia is successor of red USSR. Now only white Ukraine fights against red Russia.

  • Jani Perttilä
    Jani Perttilä Year ago +2

    Hah, this thing is totally pro-finnish propaganda (and I'm Finnish), it's about 90% bullshit.

    • F. Friedrich Kling
      F. Friedrich Kling 11 months ago +6

      Not Finnish propaganda. This film was produced by the United States radio network for broadcast in US movie theatres. Your statement is bullshit.

  • Donari
    Donari Year ago +15

    Notice how all the kids and women are evacuating and not fighting aged males like they do now from the middle east
    back then men were no pussies

    • NoBrain777's Memes
      NoBrain777's Memes 11 months ago

      Women wanted equality didn't they?

    • crazyfinn66
      crazyfinn66 Year ago

      True

    • xXxXMLGXxXx
      xXxXMLGXxXx Year ago +3

      watch out man, i can hear the PC police on their way to shove their ''refugee'' shit down ur throat.

  • Scott Thorning
    Scott Thorning Year ago +3

    The Finns have got their shit together

  • Bob Smithereens
    Bob Smithereens Year ago +13

    The U.S. should have backed Germany to defeat Russia.

  • Anthony London
    Anthony London Year ago +1

    Im afraid the Finns in the 2nd WW were fighting in support of the Fascist cause. Shame on them.

    • Ozymondias99
      Ozymondias99 7 days ago

      The enemy of their enemy was a friend

    • Hollywood
      Hollywood 6 months ago

      Don’t feed the trolls

    • Tork'n
      Tork'n 7 months ago

      Anthony you shouldnt be able to have internet

    • Finnish Wehraboo
      Finnish Wehraboo Year ago

      They figth for FREEEEEEEEDOM BOIIIIIIII

    • XtreeM FaiL
      XtreeM FaiL Year ago +1

      Anthony London Without Finns Europe would speak russia.

  • Leo Partanen
    Leo Partanen Year ago +12

    Finnish airforce was effective indeed. Finns were effective in the air, on the ground, and on the sea. Despite the fact that Finnish military forces were much smaller and less powerful. Finnish army was organized well and they really had to think how could they stop Soviets. I think that Finns didn't think how their formations should look like, but what are the most effective formations they should use. For example, the Finger-four formation against the Vic formation.
    * The Soviet Air Force, supported the Red Army's invasion with about 2,500 aircraft of the Soviet Air Forces, At the beginning of the war. Finland had a very small air force, with only 114 combat airplanes fit for duty.
    * Finnish fighters shot down 240 confirmed Soviet aircraft, against the Finnish loss of 26. In spite of aircraft losses throughout the war, the Finnish Air Force grew by 50 percent by the end of the war.
    * Extract from Wikipedia

    • Finnish Wehraboo
      Finnish Wehraboo Year ago

      Leo Partanen not the air force

    • PeriscopeFilm
      PeriscopeFilm  Year ago +1

      Red Army in this period was reeling from Stalin's purges. Truly, an ineffective force with low morale that was humiliated against the Finns.

  • Ralf Häggström
    Ralf Häggström Year ago +1

    That was NOT the soviet strategy. Please fact check !.

    • Kieh Kieh
      Kieh Kieh Year ago

      Soviet strategy was lose 7x more soldiers than finland fck sovoet Viipuri back

  • Sten-Åke Dahl
    Sten-Åke Dahl Year ago +3

    When I see this again after one year and the present tension in the world I´m crying!!!!! I had a terrible dream I was looking to the south and three mushroom clouds were rising over Gothenburg where one of our daughters is living and many good friends

  • New American Fishkeeper

    Hyvä suomi!

  • Big E
    Big E Year ago +110

    And Finland still lives today thanks to the courageous Finnish defenders. Happy 100th Independence Finland!

    • Franiyl
      Franiyl 2 months ago

      @Anaconda soviet union was many different countries and russia was the biggest if you didnt know that

    • Slava Shishkin
      Slava Shishkin 3 months ago

      @Anaconda Russia exists anyway.

    • Anaconda
      Anaconda 8 months ago +4

      Finland exists today, Soviet Union doesnt.

    • Pentti Saarikoski
      Pentti Saarikoski 8 months ago

      German 1920 russsian 🤣 luffate

    • Pentti Saarikoski
      Pentti Saarikoski 8 months ago

      20 Russisn

  • Danny Brasco
    Danny Brasco Year ago

    Interesting how the presenter describes the reverse swastika as harmless..

    • Finnish Wehraboo
      Finnish Wehraboo Year ago +1

      xXxXMLGXxXx Gay nazi swedes XDD

    • xXxXMLGXxXx
      xXxXMLGXxXx Year ago +5

      we literally got it from the swedes in 1918, the nazis got it in 1933. i dont really see how its a nazi connection for the finns

    • XtreeM FaiL
      XtreeM FaiL Year ago +1

      Danny Brasco I've never heard that any marks even can do any harm.

  • ThatSpookyMan
    ThatSpookyMan Year ago +2

    These commies in the comment section are fucking autistic

  • vitoduval
    vitoduval Year ago +54

    USSR stole my country Estonia.

    • Franiyl
      Franiyl 2 months ago

      @Yishai Abaddon yes i know that but this is ww2 and ussr "stole" estonia in that war also

    • Yishai Abaddon
      Yishai Abaddon 2 months ago

      @Franiyl The country was already stolen by the whites around the time of the Russian civil war and would've been taken over by the Nazis if it wasn't for the soviets

    • Franiyl
      Franiyl 2 months ago

      @Yishai Abaddon yes they told estonia to join them or they would declare war

    • Yishai Abaddon
      Yishai Abaddon 8 months ago

      They didn't, but okay

    • Finnish Wehraboo
      Finnish Wehraboo Year ago

      vitoduval ESTONIAAAAAAA

  • coşkun üçüncü

    this is finnish fashism ! hitler's allied nation. same time english allies...funny thing. swastika from hitler to finnish fashists ! war reason is all karelia area against to some miles from leningrad pasage for german blocked. finnish fashist said no. and with german they blocked leningrad, in 2.world war !!! in 1941 ! stalin was right !
    mannerhaim was hitlerist ! churchill was opportunist, warmogerer !
    treason to demokratic front. stupit film !

    • XtreeM FaiL
      XtreeM FaiL Year ago

      coşkun üçüncü You hit your head when you were kid, didn't you?

    • Finland stronk
      Finland stronk Year ago +1

      coşkun üçüncü pls learn english

    • Big E
      Big E Year ago +2

      That's what all commie idiots say if you speak against them and their losing ideology, they call you either fascist or Nazi's, its really pathetic, go outside and play hide and go fuck yourself commie scum!

    • ThatSpookyMan
      ThatSpookyMan Year ago +4

      You support communism?

  • mack black
    mack black Year ago +88

    A good commie is a dead commie

    • SakuraSabre
      SakuraSabre 6 months ago +1

      Vrod blyat

    • Petr K
      Petr K 8 months ago +1

      mack black you got that right.

    • Big E
      Big E Year ago +8

      The only good commie is a dead commie!

  • LunaChick Fringe
    LunaChick Fringe Year ago +17

    My grandma's parents came from Finland in 1908. SISU!!

    • MuayThaiSaigon
      MuayThaiSaigon Year ago +1

      Let me guess... America? I have some distant relatives living in the States. Would be nice to go visit someday.

  • anthony9thompson
    anthony9thompson Year ago +51

    Finland is an awesome country

  • yum tacho
    yum tacho Year ago +2

    LONG LIVE THE MEMORY OF SOVIET HEROES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST FASCISM!

    • BaseK59
      BaseK59 8 months ago

      THE ONLY GOOD COMMIE IS A DEAD ONE

    • F. Friedrich Kling
      F. Friedrich Kling 11 months ago

      The greatest badass of all time was Finnish sniper, Simo Häyhä, nicknamed by the Russians, "The White Death". Simo, a simple farmer, is credited with an astonishing 500 to 700 Russian kills- all while using iron sights as he worried a telescopic sight would too easily reveal his position in a winter environment. He was so feared that Stalin placed a large bounty on his head, but it was never collected. Simo was personally awarded by Hitler Germany's highest military award, The Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class. Simo went on to train the next generation of Finnish and German snipers. He lived until the ripe old age of 96.

    • Finnish Wehraboo
      Finnish Wehraboo Year ago +3

      yum tacho lol you mad about that you could not get finland???

    • P Osterode
      P Osterode Year ago

      yum tacho
      Är du alldeles från vettet skitskalle???
      Heder åt den feno/ germanska kampen för våra folk.

    • Big E
      Big E Year ago +1

      yum taco, thats all you pro-soviet idiots ever say fascist or Nazis and you know its not true, thats the only way you can try to justify attacking Finland, your reasons are pathetic and childish excuses. The only reason Stalin attacked was pur domination reasons. Then when Finland defends itself you call the fascist and nazis. Finns made your pussy hurt and now you complain and whine, LMFAO!!!!

  • NaderR
    NaderR Year ago +3

    Both armies were outdated, looks like the battle is happening in World War I.

    • white riding hood
      white riding hood 3 months ago

      @yum tacho world economic forum conference in Switzerland ranked Finland the best country 2019.
      Also UN ranked Finland the happiest country 2018 and 2019.
      No use to be jealous.

    • Sticknodes Maniac
      Sticknodes Maniac Year ago

      yum tacho Finland won actually, as the Finns were almost invisible as my comrades lack that

    • Fairex
      Fairex Year ago +1

      yum tacho "Biggest country" If you count the wasteland of Sibiria.
      "Most powerful" simply not true.
      "fascist Finland" not true, besides, communism is worse than fascism.

    • rekt nodles
      rekt nodles Year ago

      yes, only that finlands small army is only 900 thousand during wartime and russian active service is exactly 1 million. if you put that into perspective, russia lost over half of their 2018 active service members just for a small forest

    • Lets get 300subs with no videos
      Lets get 300subs with no videos Year ago

      yum tacho Fuckin Russian kid brainwashed shit come try attack Finland Russia will loose again 0,5 million soldier

  • yum tacho
    yum tacho Year ago +6

    finland was a fascist dictatorship during ww2

    • F. Friedrich Kling
      F. Friedrich Kling 11 months ago +1

      Thank God for German/Finland friendship. The Russians paid with hundreds of thousands of dead Reds.

    • Finnish Wehraboo
      Finnish Wehraboo Year ago

      yum tacho NO

    • Big E
      Big E Year ago +4

      Markku, don't listen to any of these pro-soviet era brain damaged, illiterate, dumb fucks, they are a bunch of commie hurt pussies and know nothing of history much less reality! Perkele!!!!

  • JakeasherGaming
    JakeasherGaming 2 years ago

    u mean germany and Finland lol

    • TK_ Fins
      TK_ Fins 11 months ago

      Germans then after winter war attacked finland

    • MuayThaiSaigon
      MuayThaiSaigon Year ago +9

      There were three kind of separate wars fought by Finland during the World War II era. At least this is the Finnish perspective and Finnish way to view the history.
      First was Winter War 1939. Before Winter War Germany and Soviet Union had made a secret deal where they split Europe. It was agreed that Soviet Union can "handle" Finland and the Baltics the way it wanted to, and Germany would not interfere. So, Soviet Union then threatened first the Baltics and then Finland. Soviet Union demanded areas and military bases from those countries.. soon Baltics was taken over by communist Soviet Union. Finland did not give in to these threats. Finland did not give up its territory. Then, Soviet Union and Josif Stalin decided to attack Finland > The Winter War, lasted 105 days. Winter War ended up when the peace treaty was signed and Finland give certain territory and military base to Soviet Union. Finland stayed independent.
      The Continuation War was fought in 1941. By that time Finland tried to ally itself to France and Great Britain, and those countries offered military help also. But the politics were complicated and time was running out. Finland ended up allying itself with Nazi Germany. Finland got food and weapons from Germany and also about 200,000 German soldiers arrived to north of the country. By that time Hitler had decided to attack Soviet Union, and in the summer 1941 Finland attacked Soviet Union with Germany. Finland was planning to take back the territory it lost in the Winter War peace treaty and then stop at the old border. Finnish forces took the old territory back but did not stop there, Finnish army did advance beyond the old border, they wanted to get some "buffer zone", so they advanced further before they stopped. Germany of course were planning to invade the whole of Soviet Union so they went as far as they could before they lost steam and the whole project collapsed. Soviet Union came back and still tried to take Finland by force. But Finnish defence held their line, it was a close call though, and Germans helped also here.
      Then came the Peace Treaty between Finland and Soviet Union. And Finnish high command said to the Germans that they must leave Finland. Germans were not so keen to comply. So, the result: The Lapland War. Finnish and German armies ended up fighting. Germans were retreating in the north towards Norway, and Finnish army followed until Germans crossed the Finnish-Norwegian border. In short, I guess this about sums up the Finnish World War II history.

    • Jorge argentinos
      Jorge argentinos Year ago +13

      JakeasherGaming winter war was only finland against soviet union dumbfuck.

  • Vox Ba
    Vox Ba 2 years ago +2

    fuk you soviet and russia finland nice peaple heos شكرا