Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

On March, 10th they held a military reconstruction outside Zelenograd to celebrate another anniversary of the Winter War’s end. Check out the photo coverage of the event.

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

It started with a formation.

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

The Soviet army included several divisions.

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

The Finnish soldiers listened to some instructions as well.

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

There was a machine-gun team there too.

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

There was a short break…

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

And the participants of the reconstruction checked their arms…

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Had a cup of tea…

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

And snacked on some food.

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Raising glasses for the victory!

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

This guy really enjoyed eating his pork fat sitting in the snow.

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Medical orderlies.

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

This sniper has put on his camouflage gown and is camouflaging his riffle.

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Let’s check out what’s going on with the Finns.

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

They put on their camouflage uniform too.

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Warming themselves by a fire and a samovar.

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Taking care of their machine guns…

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

And making sure everything’s Ok with their riffles.

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

A picture to remember the event by.

Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War

8 thoughts on “Reconstruction To Celebrate The End Of The Winter War”

  1. Victory? You captured a piece of land with over 300 thousand unit dead or captured. While our total losses were about 70 thousand.

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    • They were used to support a gas mask kit or extra armor plating. (StirnHelm) over the face. If you look at the same helmets in WWII you notice the lugs are missing, different masks and no armor.

      The armor I am referring to was issued to machine gunners in WWI. It consisted of a brow plate and a segmented body covering.

      The lugs are found on the older helmets of that particular model.

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  2. Looking at these photos I can clearly see why the USSR failed so miserably in the Winter War – if the commanders were stupid enough to show example by standing up as an easy target + show the enemy exactly where the other side was, the Soviet troops were doomed long before they even got in the fight. 😀

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  3. celebrating a major defeat?
    Finnish kicked soviet as**s even with a LOT LESS mens and equipment. It was an epic victory for Finland.

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