“Damn fine read if you have any lineage to the Finns or are a WWII fanatic and want to learn about the catalyst fight that motivated the Germans to launch against the Soviets in June 1941.
The tales of combat are absolutely legendary, stuff that Hollywood could make into an epic David v Goliath tale. Take note: outnumbered 16 to 1 in infantry; 1000 to 1 in armor and don't even try and speculate on artillery and aviation. Yet this military band of mostly peasants, hunters and working class led by a small cohort of officers trained by Prussian elite held their ground and stopped the juggernaught almost stone cold in the Nordic winter lands.
The only downside is trying to keep up with the geography. The titles are all Finnish which is nowhere tied to the Romance languages of the west, so it can be hard to follow the sequences at times. That aside...F-ing EPIC!!!”