World Battlefronts: North: Arctic Twilight

Over three years ago the Germans completed their northernmost front—1,000 miles from their borders, above the Arctic Circle, in northern Norway and Finland. And for over three years they held it almost unchallenged. But last week its liquidation began. Liquidation was precipitated by Stalin's peace with Finland.

Ordinarily, the nation which has superiority in manpower (in this instance, Russia) has everything to gain by keeping the enemy's lines long, the enemy's armies overextended. As the weaker party, the Germans wanted their troops home, for defense of the fatherland. Although the Finns had refused...

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