25 Dec 1939
  • The Red Army resumed attacking the Taipale sector in Finland between 0500 and 0700 hours; spearheaded by the Soviet 4th Rifle Division across the frozen Suvanto River, the offensive initially gained three bridgeheads, but heavy Finnish artillery would push Soviet forces back across the river at two spots. Elsewhere, the trapped Soviet 163rd division attempted another break-out at Suomussalmi but it was repulsed; Soviet 44th Division continued to move toward Suomussalmi, but it was largely pinned down on the Raate Road. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Dec 1939
Christmas aboard Scharnhorst, Dec 1939Soviet T-20 tractors in Finland, 1939

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