The Halberd — Cold Weather
Cold Weather-Turning Hardship into a Tactical Edge
Posted by Ryan Tibben on
In 1939, with temperatures routinely at -30 degrees (Fahrenheit), the Finnish Army took on the Soviet Union in what is now known as the "Winter War". One of many important takeaways from the conflict is the Finns' ability to not only fight, but thrive in such unforgiving conditions. In William Trotter's book, "A Frozen Hell," he writes that "One of the main factors that enabled the Finns to destroy forces much larger than their own was surely rooted in the differing psychologies of the men engaged on either side. To the Finnish soldier, the...
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