The War Illustrated No 24 Vol 2 February 16th 1940

February 1040 The War Illustrated 0D But They Know Well How to Make Reply When the Soviet invasion of Finland began the Finns destroyed every building in the war rone that could give shelter to the enemy, so the Russians built huts of pine saplings, a quite inadequate protection. Here we see one of these flimsy constructions on the Petsamo front after the Russians had been driven back. Many of the huts had been mined by the retreating army, so the Finnish soldiers are approaching with caution what maybe a booby-trap. I ’lto'.o, Planet Newt This photograph of a Russian patrol surrendering to the Finns on the Northern Front was taken by a Finnish officer. Most of the men have already thrown away their rifles, and all look as if they are welcoming the approach of their captors. At the time the temperature was 30 degrees below zero— 62 degrees of frost—yet some of the Russians have no covering for their hands and all were reported to be poorly clad. Photo, Associated Press
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