World War: Fire Hose

When the Russians first tried to walk into Finland, across the Karelian Isthmus and around the shores of Lake Laatokka, the Finns described the troops they slaughtered as cannon fodder. When Russia's thrusts across Finland's narrow waist bogged down, then turned into the rout of Suomussalmi, the Finns contemptuously pointed out that the drives had been haphazardly planned, poorly supplied. But when, last fortnight, Russia began pounding away on all fronts, there was every indication that this mightiest offensive of the war had been carefully planned, was well supplied, and employed seasoned Red...

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