The Mannerheim Line 1920Â?39

The Mannerheim Line 1920Â?39

In the wake of the bloody civil war that followed Finland's independence from Russia in 1917, the border between the two countries was established across the Karelian Isthmus, an area long fought over by Russia, Finland and Sweden in their attempts to dominate the northern tip of Europe. Neither the Soviets nor the Finnish were comfortable with such a divide which was only 32km from the military and industrial city of Petrograd. As such, both sides began an intensive… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2013)

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Page count: 64 pages

Language: English


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