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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best accounts of the brutality of war, as well as of the complete lack of comprehension on the home front, 5 Nov 2009
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This review is from: The Winter War (Aspasia Classics in Finnish Literature) (Paperback)
Antti Tuuri presents a very realistic gritty picture of war - based on the Winter War between Finland and Russia (1939-1940). There is no false heroism, no pretend glory. One follows the futility, the complete incomprehensiveness, chance and pain inflicted by war. On top of that the visits home portray a very interesting additional point, namely that of the civilians behind the lines having little or no comprehension of what the war is really like and tendentially being much more enthusiastic about it than is really warranted. I suppose it must also be a fairly good description of the state of public exuberance in the UK at the start / first half of WW1.

It's gritty, well written, well thought out and brings out a very clear message - one of the best war books in my opinion.
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The Winter War (Aspasia Classics in Finnish Literature) by Antti Tuuri (Paperback - 3 Dec 2003)
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