Robert Hall considers the important lessons learnt from Finland’s Winter War and the parallels that can be drawn with the current conflict in Ukraine
Several commentators have highlighted the similarities between the first Finnish Winter War (1939-40) and the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War. While not absolutely a case of history repeating itself – it never does – the two conflicts do have many uncanny parallels. While it is premature to compare and contrast the outcomes, it is possible to draw some lessons for today on the nature of national resilience as revealed by . . .