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Blog: Winter War

Although the Winter War, a military conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland, is not conventionally considered as a part of World War II, nevertheless it proved to be a very important prelude for the later events. It began with a Soviet offensive on 30 November 1939 – three months after the start of World War II and the Soviet invasion of Poland – and ended on 13 March 1940 with the Moscow Peace Treaty.

The Winter War demonstrated qualities of armed warfare essential for any success: a realistic strategy, tactics adoptable to any terrain and weather conditions, adequate equipment, and relentless determinations of troops.

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