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Re: Recommended books on the Winter War & Continuation War

Post by AndersG » 31 Oct 2009 20:34

Henrik Meinander: Finland 1944 ISBN 978-951-52-2570-2

AFAIK only available in Swedish. A very interesting book that tries to portray what people knew and thought in 1944, that pivotal year for Finland.

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Re: Recommended books on the Winter War & Continuation War

Post by Mikko H. » 27 Dec 2009 13:45

Knut Pipping's classic sociological study of Finnish infantry soldiers, Infantry Company As A Society is available as an English translation.
During the Second World War Knut Pipping, a young Finnish sociologist, served as a
NCO in a Finnish machine gun company. In 1942, during the war, he began an
extensive sociological study of his own company. He gathered empirical material
systematically during and after the war, and in 1947 his work was published as a
doctoral dissertation at Åbo Academi.
The book can be freely downloaded as a PDF from the Finnish National Defense University:
http://www.mpkk.fi/attachment/ad9d29e35 ... _kevyt.pdf

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Re: Recommended books on the Winter War & Continuation War

Post by larth » 04 May 2010 20:30

Here are some free ones to download, all in English:

Combat Studies Institute and the Combined Arms Research Library

Petsamo-Kirkenes Operation: Soviet breakthrough and pursuit in the Arctic, October 1944, James F.Gebhardt
http://www.cgsc.edu/carl/resources/csi/content.asp

Fighting the Russians in Winter: Three Case Studies (Chew)
http://www.cgsc.edu/carl/resources/csi/Chew/CHEW.asp
http://www.cgsc.edu/carl/download/csipubs/chew.pdf (sames as pdf file)


Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library

Soviet-Finnish War, 1939-1940: getting the doctrine right.
http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm4/item_viewe ... OX=1&REC=1

Special bulletins from the 1939-1940 active campaign in Europe, lessons 1-10.
http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm4/item_viewe ... OX=1&REC=1

Of these I only have read the first which I have as a printed book (it is good). The Fighting the Russians in Winter looks promising; the three cases are very different, the middle one is about Suomussalmi.

Lars

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Re: Recommended books on the Winter War & Continuation War

Post by Mikko H. » 20 Nov 2010 17:40

Mikko H. wrote:Knut Pipping's classic sociological study of Finnish infantry soldiers, Infantry Company As A Society is available as an English translation.
During the Second World War Knut Pipping, a young Finnish sociologist, served as a
NCO in a Finnish machine gun company. In 1942, during the war, he began an
extensive sociological study of his own company. He gathered empirical material
systematically during and after the war, and in 1947 his work was published as a
doctoral dissertation at Åbo Academi.
The book can be freely downloaded as a PDF from the Finnish National Defense University:
http://www.mpkk.fi/attachment/ad9d29e35 ... _kevyt.pdf
Here's the updated link:

http://www.puolustusvoimat.fi/wcm/53bc5 ... OD=AJPERES

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Re: Recommended books on the Winter War & Continuation War

Post by Jagala » 29 Dec 2010 20:35

Since Bair doesn't seem to be terribly keen on advertising himself, let's mention (and recommend) his "Talvisodan kadonneet kuvat".

FWIW the review in HS (19.12. C3) was favourable - and I see no reason to disagree with it - but unfortunately it isn't available online unless you're a subsciber to the digitized version of the newspaper.

PS since the title suggests and the blurb boasts that the over 200 photographs are previously unpublished and/or have been unavailable, it is perhaps a bit "ironic" that the photograph (of three Soviet soldiers with Asiatic facial features posing next to a stuffed bear on top of an improvised road block/tank barrier on Kannaksenkatu in Viipuri) chosen by the reviewer was already featured in "Viipuri toisessa maailmansodassa" (1991) by Niilo Lappalainen. (OTOH the reviewer appears to place the location on the wrong side of the front line on March 13th, 1940...)

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Re: Recommended books on the Winter War & Continuation War

Post by ernesto73 » 03 Mar 2011 17:29

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very interesting album Bair Irincheeva.
the same book, "Fighting in Finland" release in 1940 is interesting in plne propaganda of those times.
I was doing military archeology.
I live in Karelia near Lemmeti.
if interested, I can lay out a list of books on the subject, in Russian.
I apologize for my bad English.
I use the electronic translator.

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Re: Recommended books on the Winter War & Continuation War

Post by Mika68* » 26 Mar 2011 13:28

ernesto73 wrote:Image
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very interesting album Bair Irincheeva.
the same book, "Fighting in Finland" release in 1940 is interesting in plne propaganda of those times.
I was doing military archeology.
I live in Karelia near Lemmeti.
if interested, I can lay out a list of books on the subject, in Russian.
So you are living in Lemetti, former Finnish area.
I know Lemetin motti.

What you think about that Russia return Lemetti and all areas which Finland losted 13th March 1940 back to Finland.
Prefer you Russia or Finland/EU?

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Re: Recommended books on the Winter War & Continuation War

Post by ernesto73 » 27 Mar 2011 21:59

Mika68*

I would prefer that to Karelia was a separate state .))))))
in the form as it exists now.
I apologize for my bad English.
I use the electronic translator.

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Re: Recommended books on the Winter War & Continuation War

Post by Juha Tompuri » 18 Apr 2011 22:03

Mika, concentrate to the topic.

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Re: Recommended books on the Winter War & Continuation War

Post by Juha Tompuri » 18 Apr 2011 22:09

One old (from 1964) but interesting "foreign" study about the events between the Winter War and the Continuation War:
Anthony F. Upton Finland in Crisis 1940-1941, A study in small power politics.
Also availlable in Finnish as Välirauha (1965)
Contains quite relevant info for example from the development of the Finnish-German relations and negotiations.

Regards, Juha

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Re: Recommended books on the Winter War & Continuation War

Post by Alex Yeliseenko » 12 Jun 2011 16:33

It is possible to place here the book in Russian? The author - Yakimovich. On flank of a line of Mannergejm. It is published in 2010. Describes events on east flank of line M. The Russian archives and the Finnish books are used. Without superfluous patriotism. War - hard work.

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Re: Recommended books on the Winter War & Continuation War

Post by Alex Yeliseenko » 12 Jun 2011 16:39

Juha Tompuri wrote:One old (from 1964) but interesting "foreign" study about the events between the Winter War and the Continuation War:
Anthony F. Upton Finland in Crisis 1940-1941, A study in small power politics.
Also availlable in Finnish as Välirauha (1965)
Contains quite relevant info for example from the development of the Finnish-German relations and negotiations.

Regards, Juha
You also should know about numerous (and partially translated on Finnish) researches of Baryshnikov-s on these themes.

Regards, Alex from Siberia.

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Re: Recommended books on the Winter War & Continuation War

Post by John Hilly » 13 Jun 2011 14:22

Alex Yeliseenko wrote:You also should know about numerous (and partially translated on Finnish) researches of Baryshnikov-s on these themes.
I have read them - unfortunately! 8O
Typical Soviet era studies, where sources are used by a cherry-picking method, i.e. taking sentences out of the original text to confess prematured results. :x

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Re: Recommended books on the Winter War & Continuation War

Post by Juha Tompuri » 13 Jun 2011 15:14

Long time, no see :) nice to hear from you.
Alex Yeliseenko wrote:You also should know about numerous (and partially translated on Finnish) researches of Baryshnikov-s on these themes.
I too have, and am not so impressed about their works.

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Re: Recommended books on the Winter War & Continuation War

Post by Alex Yeliseenko » 13 Jun 2011 16:00

You can name books or articles pro-soviet era Baryshnikovs? Published in 2000th years.

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