Flashcards in Finland- involvement in WW2 Deck (20)
Name of the winter wat puppet government controlled by the SU
Finland involvement in the war
June 1941 when the germans in invaded the Soviet Union again
Finnish fighting for
Karelia following bombings in 1941- they wre wounded heavily but managed to secure the strategic landmark.
number of losses on either side of the russo-finnish conflict
1 million for the Russians
130, 000 for the Finns
During the winter war
there was no other real fighting
volunteers went to help fight for Finland from Sweden and Finnish children were sent to Sweden
was as much of a war as the winter war and the Finns were merely trying to recapture lost territory lost in the Peace of Moscow
Finnish view on war
they see themselves as having fought for their fatherland rather than against anyone- they didn't intend to expand, rather conserve what they already had.
one reason for increased unity by the time of the winter war?
they had strived to increase economic and military prowess during the inter war period
had created a military tradition in Finland- the Finns were aware of their obligations to their country
concluded every day with a programme called the national which resumed all which had taken place on the front line
a great role played by these- Finns well aware of their significance and - awards such as the Mannerheim cross were on the conscience of all Finnish military staff
Hero grave yards
the importance of these was not underestimated- it consecrated the effort made by each individual who sacrificed a life and also it brought the country together in collective unity.
Lit de parade
people gathered there in 1951 when mannerheim died
Battle of Stalingrad
the Finns aided the Germans in the attempt to win over the city- this was the biggest war of world war 2.
Why did the Finns turn to Nazi Germany`?
since they could not depend on the British or the Swedish.
Name of the operation under which Germnay and Finland cooperated
Operation Barbarossa - it involved the German troops positioning themselves in Lapland
he asked the Fins to disassociate themselves from the Germans- this was following the declaration of war by the British on the fins in December 2016
Paris peace treaty declared
that Finland was indeed an ally with the germans