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Scenes of the Russo-Finnish Winter War, in Finland, 1940

The Winter War in Finland against the Red Army of the Soviet Union. Damage from Russian air raids on a Finnish town. Structures covered in thick ice and snow. Soldiers push a car stuck in ice. Finnish ski troops in heavy white parkas, moving in the snow. A horse pulls a sled carrying a wounded Finnish soldier. Medics lift him on a stretcher and take him for treatment. A soldier, with cleats on his boots, climbs up a pole. Bullets in a Russian helmet. Snow-covered tanks and equipment. A captured T-28 tank and a BA-27 armored car (likely reused later by the Finns). Dead Russian soldiers lying in the snow.

Date: 1940, February 12
Duration: 1 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Activities of Finns and wounded people during a war in Finland.

Various views of Finns after a war in Finland. Citizens of Finland get off a train. Officials in a meeting. A map is shown. A fire blazes and smoke rises from buildings. Wounded men and women undergo treatment in a hospital. Planes in flight and war scenes. Troops fire artillery. Damaged equipment and killed people. Finns with their children. They set a fire in a snow covered area.

Date: 1940, March 13
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the American Youth Congress at the White House in Washington DC.

Youth Congress in Washington DC. Young people march in street, carrying large American flag held horizontally.M Men hold a banner which reads 'Civil Liberties'. A woman on horseback holds a poster which reads 'No Arms'. U.S. President Roosevelt addresses the Youth Congress at the White House. He condemns the Soviet Union as a dictatorship and decries its invasion of a very small neighboring country (Finland) that only wishes to live in peace as a democracy. Roosevelt extols the political nature of Finland.

Date: 1940, February 12
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Finnish Army Chief Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim's daughter thanks the whole world for their help to Finland in Paris, France.

General Mannerheim's daughter thanks the world for help in Paris, France. Miss Mannerheim, daughter of Finnish Army Chief Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, thanks other nations for helping Finland which is fighting for the whole civilized world.

Date: 1940, February 12
Duration: 38 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Eight members of Senate Foreign Affairs Committee discuss American aid to Finland, in Washington D.C.

U.S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington D.C. Eight members of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee seated at a table as they discuss American aid to Finland. Arthur B Vandenberg; Hiram W Johnson; William E Borah; Key Pittman; Chairman Pat Harrison; Walter F George; Tom Connelly; Alben W Barkley seated at table. They look and documents and converse with each other.

Date: 1940, January
Duration: 4 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Red Army attacks Finland on Nov 30, 1939 by bombing Helsinki. The Winter War begins. Views of a Moscow parade and of Helsinki.

View of Red Army parading in Moscow. General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin waves at the marching troops. Map of Finland. Finland during the early days of the Winter War of 1939-40. President Kallio of Finland seated at table during a conference. He bangs a gavel. Traffic moves through the streets of Helsinki. Finnish civilians fleeing Helsinki at a railway station. Finnish civilian men mobilizing. Aircraft in flight. Paratroopers descend and advance on ground. Tanks move on a field. Soldiers riding horse carts beside a railroad track. They fire artillery. Soldiers advance through snow covered terrain in Finland wearing skis.

Date: 1939, November 30
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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