Battles for Scandinavia

Battles for Scandinavia Book by Elting John R

  • Title: Battles for Scandinavia
  • Author: John R. Elting
  • ISBN: 9780809433957
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book by Elting, John R.

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    1. In Battles for Scandinavia, John Elton takes readers into the three nations who had the distinct bad luck to lay between the warring powers of World War 2. Norway, Sweden, and Finland lay to the north of Germany, the east of Britain, and the west of Russia, guarding the sea access to both Russia and Germany's heartland. In the opening year of World War 2, Finland and Norway would fall to the Soviets and Nazis respectively, while Sweden armed itself to the teeth and dared the evil empires -- "Mol [...]

    2. This is a great summary of WW2 in the Scandinavian theatre and, like all Time-Life Books, the photos are truely excellent. If this aspect of WW2 history is of interest to you, it's a great intro or summary. The book starts of with a good potted bio of Marshall Carl Gustav Mannerheim, the Finnish military commander and one of the truely oustanding generals of WW2 (and one of the greatest "defensive" generals of all time), covers the the 1939-40 Winter War between the Soviet Union and Finland, the [...]

    3. Bought this Life Time series in the early 1980's on WWII, a volume came to the house every 2 or 3 months so I could take my reading. It was very informative and enjoyable read, I still use it for reference.

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