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June 25th, 1941 - On this day in World War Two history, Finland prepares defensive measures against the USSR and eventually desires to regain lands lost in Winter War.
The Winter War was fought from November, 1939, to March of 1940.
The Red Army had around 3 times as many troops, 30 times as many aircraft, and 100 times as many tanks compared to the Finns, and when the Finns rejected the Soviet demand that Finland give over large amounts of border territories, among other concessions in exchange for land elsewhere. The Soviets desired Finnish border territory because the Finnish border was drastically close to Leningrad, the Soviet "second city" and Stalin was feeling anxiety over it.
The Finns rejected the Soviet demands, and the Red Army invaded the country. Some say that the USSR intended to conquer the entire country of Finland and make it a puppet state, while others don't think this is true. The people behind the first opinion believe it was stated in the Molotov Ribbentrop Pact's Secret Protocol, but nobody will ever know.
The Finns dug in and made due with what they had. They used their terrain, camouflage, stealth, and mobility (often skis) to attack he often unprepared Red Army troops. The Soviet didn't even have winter camouflage, and that made it easy for snipers like Simo Häyhä to pick them off. The Soviets were under horrible command, and it wasn't until they made serious changes that they actually pushed the Finns back. Eventually, Finland offered the concession of more land than was originally asked for, and the USSR, still skating from reading their casualty reports, agreed.
Now the year was 1941, and with Germany invading the USSR, Finland and the Third Reich cooperated with each other, and Finland began to take back the land it had lost. But it would stop there. Finland did not have the recourses or the manpower to continue their conquest, and they didn't want to. They merely wanted the land that was stolen from them back. This picture depicts a Finnish Pilot as he naps next to 3 German made Bf-109 fighter aircraft on April 24th of 1943 in Utti, Finland.