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Döden vid Raatevägen ("Death on the Raate Road") by Teemu Keskisarja.
(Original title: Raaka tie Raateeseen)

Another book on the defeat of the Soviet 163. and 44. Divisions during the Winter War. The author a broad outline of the battle(s) and dives into certain aspects in some depth that are less touched upon in more military focused books (fighting in "wilderness terrain", "The Red Rider", the civilians caught by the invasion/Juntusranta/the use of the "living compass", Vinogradov, military courts and the executions of spies/traitors etc). Interesting, unsentimental - but IMHO people who are less familiar with the fighting could use a more detalied account to go with this book.

Three Molotov Coctails out of five...


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wulfir wrote:
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Döden vid Raatevägen ("Death on the Raate Road") by Teemu Keskisarja.
(Original title: Raaka tie Raateeseen)

Another book on the defeat of the Soviet 163. and 44. Divisions during the Winter War. The author a broad outline of the battle(s) and dives into certain aspects in some depth that are less touched upon in more military focused books (fighting in "wilderness terrain", "The Red Rider", the civilians caught by the invasion/Juntusranta/the use of the "living compass", Vinogradov, military courts and the executions of spies/traitors etc). Interesting, unsentimental - but IMHO people who are less familiar with the fighting could use a more detalied account to go with this book.

Three Molotov Coctails out of five...

Keskisarja... heavy stuff...

I have to read that one. The original.

PS. I hope that nothing of Keskisarja poetry is not lost in translation...

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I like Mika Kulju. Here's a podcast, mostly in English with Kulju:



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