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Winter War in Finland,
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This review is from: The Winter War and Ambush Double Pack [DVD] (DVD)
This WWII double pack is excellent value. The Winter War, the better of the two films, covers the Finnish war against Russia. The outgunned Finns doggedly hold off the Russian forces in a gritty, no-nonsense but well rounded war film. The budget was obviously limited, but the film does far better then most major blockbusters, and creates exciting and convincing battles with real Soviet T-26 light tanks, massed infantry charges and aircraft attacks. It also conveys alot about Finland at that time, along with the life and hardships of being a soldier. Very much recommended.
Ambush deals with the period later in the war when Finland was allied with Germany, but this factor is ignored. Instead the film tries for broad appeal with a romantic subplot that slows and dilutes the story of a patrol into Russian controlled territory. The film looks good, but has less interest, action and scope than The Winter War.
Both films are an interesting addition to a war collection.