World War: Mannerheim to His Men

Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim has been a soldier for 58 of his 72 years. He served his Tsar as a bodyguard, as a colonel in the Russo-Japanese War, and as the leader of his Uhlans. He fought with brilliant disobedience in World War I, with savage pride in the Finnish civil war. He spent 21 years building a courageous Finnish Army, 3½ months leading it in a death struggle. When such a man must address his troops in defeat, they may expect memorable words. Last week the hardbitten, tired old soldier ad...

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