I recently put together this paper for a course on warfare in the modern world. In writing this, I sought to examine why Finland was so successful in inflicting massive casualties against the Soviet invasion force during the Winter War of 1939 and 1940. Those interested in WWII-era arms and equipment should find the analysis interesting. It should be noted that the Soviets did make some gains towards the end of the conflict, but this essay aims to discuss why the war was not the cake walk that the Soviets expected.
History: Winter War 1939-40