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1. Sidney Allinson <allsid@SHAW.CA> 2. Louis MCDermott <email@example.com> 3. Brandon Hone <firstname.lastname@example.org> 4. "McGrath, John J CIV USA TRADOC" <email@example.com> -----Message from: Sidney Allinson <allsid@SHAW.CA>----- > Original Message From: "H-War Editor David Silbey" > <david.silbey@ALVERNIA.EDU> To: <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> Sent: > Friday, February 05, 2010 5:51 AM Subject: QUERY: Winter > Warfare > > From: Mike Yared <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Friday, > February 5, 2010 8:49:48 AM Subject: Winter warfare A friend > and I were talking about the upcoming Winter Olympics in > Vancouver, Canada. We also discussed about winter warfare. > There seemed to be a strong correlations between countries > who participated in winter warfare and who won the most > medals in all the winter Olympics. There is very few > literature on winter warfare. Are there any other sources? At present, organizers of the Canadian Winter Olympics are busily trucking tons of snow from distant regions elsewhere to the site of the games because of lack of adequate local snowfall at Vancouver . Canada has not participated in a great deal of "winter warfare," as such (on skis, etc.) other than the Canadians who fought in winter conditions during the two world wars and Korea. There was a great deal of ski-borne and icy mountain conditions of combat between Italian and Austrian alpine troops during the First World War. The Finnish-Soviet war of 1939-1940 was fought mostly in the white stuff, which led to it becoming known as "The Winter War." There are quite a few good written accounts of it. One excellent title that comes to mind is "Sisu." Also, of course, there were four years of winter warfare on the Eastern Front between Soviet and German troops in the Second World War. -- Sidney Allinson. Sidney Allinson <allsid@SHAW.CA> -----Message from: Louis MCDermott <email@example.com>----- The Lou McDermott firstname.lastname@example.org Lecturer Cal Maritime, CSU There is a book, written in the 60's on the Winter War between Finland and the USSR. the author is Cheiu or something like that. Lou Louis MCDermott <email@example.com> -----Message from: Brandon Hone <firstname.lastname@example.org>----- I think the correlation is that countries with a need to train for winter warfare are the same countries with a lot of snow that also have a lot of people who participate in winter sports. There is little need for a country like Saudi Arabia to train their soldiers to fight in the snow when it never snows there and they do not do much in the way of international operations like the United States military does. By extension, since there isn't snow in Saudi Arabia, they of course don't have much in the way of things like a ski team or training facilities for that sort of thing. Brandon Hone History Graduate Student Utah State University Brandon Hone <email@example.com> -----Message from: "McGrath, John J CIV USA TRADOC" <firstname.lastname@example.org>----- The Military History Institute, a component of the Army Heritage and Education Center (AHEC) at Carlisle, PA has three extensive bibliographies on Winter Warfare. Here's a link: http://ahecwebdds.carlisle.army.mil/awweb/main.jsp?smd=2&nid=$1/4239 This is clearly a subject that has not been ignored by any means. John J. McGrath "McGrath, John J CIV USA TRADOC" <email@example.com> ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----