Talvisota – The Winter War – Sabaton History 006

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Shared March 14, 2019

This war is modern version of David versus Goliath. The Sabaton song 'Talvisota' is about the Winter War that took place in late 1939 till the early spring of 1940 between Finland and the Soviet union. Against all odds, and an overwhelming amount of Red Army Soldiers, the Finnish army manage to hold off the Soviet advance for longer than anyone could have foreseen.

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Written by: Markus Linke and Indy Neidell
Directed by: Astrid Deinhard and Wieke Kapteijns
Produced by: Pär Sundström, Astrid Deinhard and Spartacus Olsson
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Sabaton History

This week marks 79 years since the Winter War ended. On 13 March 1940, the guns in Finland stopped shooting after over three months of heavy fighting. The Finns fought better and harder than anyone expected, of course with help from numerous factors. Make sure to check out Indy's World War Two channel, where he covers World War Two exactly 79 years after it went down, in realtime. It's very cool 🤘 -> www.youtube.com/c/worldwartwo

2 months ago | [YT] | 473

The 225677th Fragment of the Man-Emperor of Mankind

When you're chilling with you comrades and you hear the snow start speaking Finnish.

2 months ago | [YT] | 1,439

Harsh Shah

"There are so many Russians, and our country is so small, where will we find a place to bury them all?" -Anonymous Finnish Soldier

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Who would win? The entire Soviet Army or Some speedy ski bois

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9:34 Mickey Mouse moments before throwing a Molotov cocktail onto the unsuspecting Russian tank

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Federico Vignoli

"(Molotov) said that soviet bombers would drop food supplies and not bombs" But being in a commie state the pilots never saw food, so they didn't know the difference

2 months ago | [YT] | 477

CopseHill Studios

Simo Häyhä has entered the chat

2 months ago | [YT] | 200

Indiana Jones

I like how this episode is falling in with the Word War Two coverage

2 months ago | [YT] | 232

Michael Conlin

The Finnish educational system is routinely ranked as one of the world's finest, and heavy metal is a mainstream, as opposed to a niche, genre there. Coincidence? I think not.

2 months ago | [YT] | 156

Psycho Yoshi

What a testament to brilliant Finnish strategy utilizing their terrain and their enemy who underestimated them. It really is reassuring to know a small but dedicated country could hold off such a massive military power such as Russia. I love the will of the Finn's!

2 months ago | [YT] | 362

Jesse Lopez

Recently at school we had a project where we had to pick a song and tell what it is about, I did the lost battalion. Keep up the great work.

2 months ago | [YT] | 233

Dave Hoffman

I'm pretty sure the Finns said something like, "A drink to go with the bread" about the Molotov Cocktails.

2 months ago | [YT] | 33

Kathryn Halacy

Motti, stacked firewood just waiting to be set ablaze.

2 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 37

AngRepublika _

Who would win? The Largest Army in the World with 6.5k tanks and 3.8k planes Or Some farmers with skis and weird liquor

2 months ago | [YT] | 93

Mlg Sty

If you attack against Finland, you attack against the nature itself.

2 months ago | [YT] | 54

Erin Bunbury

Shows you how much you can get done with enough tenacity and knowledge of the home turf. Always love hearing about the Winter War.

2 months ago | [YT] | 148


When you're on patrol with Ivan and the snow starts speaking Finnish

Kalinka stops

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Eeli Lappalainen

5 hours ago I thought to myself "There will be no Sabaton History for Talvisota because no one remembers Finland". God has listened.

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My grandfather fought in the winter war. He didn't want to talk about the horrors he had seen, but did one time when my mom asked. They had dug themselves into the ground and let the russian sodiers march right over them. From there they created an ambush and killed them. He saw soldiers who had frozen to death, and even signs of cannibalism amongst the dead russian troops who lacked food. He was only 16 years old. His father didn't fight the war but stayed home and had a russian prisoner of war helping him at the farm. When the war was over the russian prisoner and my great grandfather had become friends and he didn't want to leave in fear of being executed for surrendering, but he was forced to. My grandfather died some 20 years ago now, but up to that day he would still wake up from nightmares haunting him from the events that took place well over 60 years back. War sure is hell.

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When winter is coming but it's speaking Finnish

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