Swedish volunteers in Russo-Finnish Winter War

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Swedish volunteers in Russo-Finnish Winter War

Post by Nicolas von Schmidt-L » 13 Mar 2003 11:02

To my knowledge, there has not been published any longer text dealing with the Swedish volunteers in Finland during the so called Winter War of 1939/40 in English.

Do you guys think there exist an interest of a book in English dealing with this subject? If so, what would be of most interest? Facts and history, veteran stories, phtotos, maps, present day pictures and guides of the front area, or all of the previous?

Also, a shorter but considerably cheaper book or a longer, more extensive, but more expensive book?

Thanks for any and all views and inputs.

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The book

Post by Octavianus » 15 Mar 2003 00:51

Salve Nicolas,

Please check your inbox. I have send you a detailed reply on this theme plus a concrete suggestion of what you might wanna do for a start....



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Post by Nicolas von Schmidt-L » 15 Mar 2003 13:03

Hello friend!

Ive posted a private reply.

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More Swedish Volunteers Leave for Finnish Front

Post by Globalization41 » 02 Aug 2004 02:01

Copenhagen, United Press, Merced
(California) Sun-Star,
Wednesday, December
27, 1939:
Estimates of more than 50,000
Scandinavian volunteers would be fighting for
Finland by spring were circulated in responsible
sources today after two Swedish volunteer
corps left for the front.
The volunteers are
among the aid given by Sweden, Norway, and
Denmark in an unofficial manner to the Finns.
Materials and money also are being sent
northward and supplies from other countries,
such as Britain and France, are reported
arriving in Helsinki. ... It was estimated here
from 5,000 to 10,000 Swedish volunteers are
already in Finland
and about $2,000,000 had
been collected in Scandinavia and sent to
Finland in one form or another up to the last
week end. ... Estimates of the aid given
Finland were unofficial as Sweden, Norway,
and Denmark have sought to preserve strict
toward the conflict. It was
generally believed the problem [of aiding
would come more and more into the
open however with the approach of spring
when Finland, if still fighting, will be without
the benefit of cold weather and snow as an
ally. ... The Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian
cultural societies have raised large sums for
dispatch to Finland for use in any way the
Finnish government decides. Danish farmers
have contributed more than $25,000 worth of
foodstuffs to Finnish relief and many well-
known Scandinavian authors
have contributed
their royalties. ... Denmark, Sweden and
Norway have sent large ambulance corps to
Finland. Dr. Ole Chieviz, leader of the Red
Cross in Finland during the last war, took 27
assistants to Finland from Denmark a few days
ago. King Haakon of Norway donated a fully
equipped ambulance and Prince Carl of
sent a large corps.

Swedish Volunteers in Finland 1939-1944

Honoring the Scandinavian Volunteers
in Finland’s Fight for Freedom

The Battle of Suomussalmi

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Post by Marcus » 02 Aug 2004 17:16


This thread is over a year older than the one you linked to.


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