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Winter and continuation war books in english

PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:38 pm
by Antoine
I'm looking for some books (In english, as I can't read Finnish) about actions on the ground (I've already read nearly every book available in english on the air war) during the Winter and the Continuation war.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:26 am
by Jussi
You'll find plenty to read when you loot the Amazon's offer in war history. But when in comes the every day perspective - le vecu - the number one on any list should be The Unknown Soldier by Väinö Linna. In Finnish there's huge amount of books and articles but don't really know much has been translated to other languages. Hope this helps,

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:01 pm
by Antoine
It will certainly help, thank you.
I'll get this book asap.
I've already searched amazon and some books are on their way:
The White Death: The Epic of the Soviet-Finnish Winter War by Allen W. Chew
A Frozen Hell: The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940 by William Trotter

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:33 pm
by Jussi
En plus, comme la France aidait la Finlande pendant la guerre d'hiver (avions chasseurs) je ne serais pas etonné de voir quelqu'un avoir écrit ladessus. Pour le reste, si tu veux, je vois sur la toile pas mal d'écrits sur les pilotes de guerre finlandais:
Eino Luukkanen: Fighter over Finland (EL était un des pilote d'élite, son livre se trouve disponible aussi sur l'Amazon)
et deux sites d'interest: (beaucoup de materiel sur l'histoire)


PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:29 pm
by Antoine
Je connais bien le côté aérien de la guerre, et la force aérienne Finlandais de l'époque.
J'ai le livre de Eino Luukkanen, acheté via abebook il y a quelques années.
Celui de Juutilainen aussi, entre autre. et presque toute la série de Kari Stenmann.
Tu es Français?
Dans le cas contraire, félicitations, excellent.
And thanks for all your advices.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:36 pm
by AndreasLarka
Jussi wrote:En plus, comme la France . . .

Please write your public forum messages in English. As a moderator I must be able to read and understand all the messages posted on this forum.
If you want to use another language, please use the Private Message -function.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:39 pm
by Jussi
I'm a Finn. And sorry to post in French ... been reading all day in French. :~)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:57 pm
by Antoine
In that case, congratulations.
And, Andreas, sorry for the post in French, my fault

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:54 pm
by François
There's a new Osprey title in the Elite series (number 141)... Finland at War, 1939-45, by Philip Jowett and Brent Snodgrass. It's a good general overview for beginners like me!!!!