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Finland’s Winter War

In the early months of 1940, Finland was in a desperate fight for survival against the might of the Soviet Union. Hear from a Finnish veteran who was 17 when he went to war.

In the early months of 1940, Finland was in a desperate fight for survival against the might of the Soviet Union. Hear from Finnish veteran, Antti Henttonen, who was 17 when he joined up. He survived the war but lost his family home.

(Photo: Finnish troops on skis on the Russo-Finnish border in 1939. Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Tue 10 Feb 2015 08:50GMT

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  • Tue 10 Feb 2015 08:50GMT

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