Vaeltaja wrote:Thought there could be one of these threads as well... For the blunders and failures of the Finnish Military in and leading to the Winter and Continuation Wars.
Aren't you just a bit unfair when suggesting that "blunders and failures of the Finnish Military" led to the Winter and Continuation Wars?
I thought there was a bloke called Yosif Stalin who did play a role...
Seriously, if you wish to explore pre-war blunders, there is a general severe one that you rightly make references to yourself: the stingy policies of defence funding, which inevitably offered no choice but led to gross neglects in defence capabilities. But that is more rightly described as a blunder of civilian politicians
during the relatively prosperous 1930's than a military one.
If you wish to discuss genuinely military
blunders, a more appropriate topic would be for example the inadequate measures taken by those in command who had access to the accumulating intelligence information on the impending Soviet strategic offensive in the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944.
Martti Kujansuu already replied to your mocking of the Blenheim acquisition, and I don't think it is justified to blame it as an entirely useless asset during our wars, considering all the operations which it participated in. Therefore, I will proudly post this photo of the restored Mk IV individual, BL-200 at the Central FInland Museum of Aviation.
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