WTW: The Winter War in Finland

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For as long as humanity has been writing, there has been war. Platitudes and slogans won’t change that, anything useful must be based on study and understanding.

The parallels between this and what’s happening in Ukraine are obvious, which shouldn’t be surprising to those who study history. Ol’ Vlad clearly has not, and so history repeats itself. Only more so, since the Soviets had Allied support, and Russia’s on her own now. Not only that, but they’ve soured trade relationships they’ve been planning around to finance other things. Bang, gone. So yeah, the following videos are instructive, as the similarities are chilling.

I regret to say that as I write this, I haven’t viewed them entirely. There are other factors in play behind that, but I watched enough of Ian to conclude that his commentary’s thoughtful, and well-grounded in history. As for K&G’s video, that was published in ’21, so it’s in a neutral context WRT current events. But to make up for my lack, I offer y’all a small bonus, another installment of Why Hollywood Is A Bad Place To Understand Weapons 101.


What’s your analysis, general?

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05/05/2022 5:25 pm

Häyhä never discussed it publicly, but his own private memoir, discovered in 2017, states a number. He begins by stating that “this is his sin list”, and estimates the total number shot by him to be around 500.

05/04/2022 2:10 pm
Reply to  pompano
05/04/2022 4:12 pm

That’s impressive… plus they have a current use for it to help justify it. nice work!

Reply to  hoosierchief
05/04/2022 4:59 pm

They have others as well. In one, a section is used as a go-cart track.

05/04/2022 11:21 am

Ol’ Vlad Does NOT want Finland in NATO … They’ve been Very Proactive since 1940 in Prepping to resist a Russian Invasion / Incursion … ; )

Reply to  KCChef
05/04/2022 1:25 pm

Ol’ Vlad fucked up.

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