Encore: The Finnish Soviet War
Guests: Dr. David Murphy author of The Finnish-Soviet Winter War 1939-40: Stalin’s Hollow Victory
Sunday, May 29, 2022
This Week on History Happy Hour: With Finland eager to enter NATO, and tensions rising with the former Soviet Union, many analysts are taking a new look at the 1939 war between the two countries. Seeking to gobble up new territory, the Soviet Union invaded tiny Finland. Stalin and his generals expected an easy victory. Instead, they found fierce resistance, challenging terrain, and brutal cold.
In an encore episode, Chris and Rick revisit their interview with David Murphy, author of “The Finnish-Soviet Winter War 1939-40: Stalin’s Hollow Victory” (and a frequent HHH guest!) Delve into a fascinating and little-known World War II conflict, and find out how it impacted the larger war to come.
Sunday at 4PM ET on History Happy Hour, where history is always on tap.