History Literature / TheUnknownSoldier

27th Oct '16 11:07:47 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Many. Usually against their will, like Sergeant Hietanen and Corporal Rokka.
10th Oct '16 3:52:00 PM DukeofFinland
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The novel has been made into a film two times: a black and white movie by Edvin Laine in 1955, and in colour by Rauni Mollberg in 1985. Both filmations had good success. The book has been translated into many languages; however the original English translation not only omits some scenes but even changes some character's personalities entirely. A new English translation has been made in 2014. It is highly recommended reading.

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During its writing, the Unknown Soldier saw extensive ExecutiveMeddling by the publisher [=WSOY=]. The vulgarity of Linna's writing as well as many of the negative remarks by the characters of the book towards Finnish military high command, religion, communism, Soviet Union and the war itself were considered too Politically Incorrect for 1950s Finland and subsequently significant amount of these comments were deleted from the final release of the book by the publisher without them consulting with Linna about it. On the other hand the publisher also removed extensive [[AuthorFilibuster Author Filibusters]] by the narrator that the publisher and many readers alike felt ruined the flow of the book and were oftentimes {{Anvilicious}} in nature. An uncut version of Linna's writings was published in 2000 under the title ''Sotaromaani'' (A War Novel). Whether these last minute changes ultimately improved the work or not is still hotly debated by critics and audiences alike. Unfortunately the only currently existing English version of Sotaromaani [[BlindIdiotTranslation is very poorly translated]]

The book has been translated into many languages; however the original English translation not only omits some scenes but even changes some character's personalities entirely. A new English translation has been made in 2015 by Penguin Classics under the title '''Unknown Soldiers'''. It is highly recommended reading.

The novel has been made into a film two times: a black and white movie by Edvin Laine in 1955, and in colour by Rauni Mollberg in 1985. Both filmations had good success. The book has been translated into many languages; Rumors of a third film adaption surfaced in 2014 but were initially denied by the director Aku Louhimies, however a few months later he confirmed the original English translation not only omits some scenes but even changes some character's personalities entirely. A new English translation has been made existence of the project and the movie was officially announced in 2014. It August 18th, 2015. The third film adaption is highly recommended reading.
going to be based in the uncut Sotaromaani version of the book and is slated for release in December 6th, 2017, [[MeaningfulReleaseDate Finland's 100th Independence Day]].

Compare with the works of Creator/JamesJones for similar American novels.
30th Aug '16 3:39:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* FinnsWithFearsomeForests: UnBuiltTrope: most of the action indeed happens in forests, but WWII (where the book is set) is the origin of the trope.
31st Jul '16 2:41:45 PM nombretomado
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(Not to be confused with the DCComics character of the [[ComicBook/UnknownSoldier same name]].)

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(Not to be confused with the DCComics Creator/DCComics character of the [[ComicBook/UnknownSoldier same name]].)
22nd May '16 12:31:38 AM morane
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The novel has been made into a film two times: a black and white movie by Edvin Laine in 1955, and in colour by Rauni Mollberg in 1985. Both filmations had good success. The book has been translated into many languages; however the English translation not only omits some scenes but even changes some character's personalities entirely.

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The novel has been made into a film two times: a black and white movie by Edvin Laine in 1955, and in colour by Rauni Mollberg in 1985. Both filmations had good success. The book has been translated into many languages; however the original English translation not only omits some scenes but even changes some character's personalities entirely.
entirely. A new English translation has been made in 2014. It is highly recommended reading.
8th Apr '16 5:23:31 PM Finlay44
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* FateWorseThanDeath: Happens to Corporal Lehto, [[spoiler:who gets a hit on his spine and gets paralyzed from chest down in the night outflank maneuvre.]] [[AteHisGun He decides it's a FateWorseThanDeath]].

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Happens to Corporal Lehto, [[spoiler:who gets a hit on his spine and gets paralyzed from chest down in the night outflank maneuvre.]] [[AteHisGun He decides it's a FateWorseThanDeath]].to eat his gun]].



* ScrewTheWarWerePartying: Capture of Petrozavodsk and plunder of the liquor factory, ase well as General/President Mannerheim's birthday.

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* ScrewTheWarWerePartying: Capture of Petrozavodsk and plunder of the liquor factory, ase well as General/President Field Marshal Mannerheim's birthday.
15th Jan '16 10:15:21 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Lieutenant Koskela, who appears in Linna's major opus ''TäälläPohjantähdenAlla''.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Lieutenant Koskela, who appears in Linna's major opus ''TäälläPohjantähdenAlla''.''Under the North Star''.
15th Jun '15 12:54:34 PM MarkLungo
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* CommonRanks: Finnish ''alikersantti'' (Sub-Sergeant) corresponds to Corporal in the US and British armies. Finnish ''korpraali'' (Corporal) is a rank of the rank and file, and corresponds to PFC in the US and Lance Corporal in the British armies.

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* CommonRanks: UsefulNotes/CommonRanks: Finnish ''alikersantti'' (Sub-Sergeant) corresponds to Corporal in the US and British armies. Finnish ''korpraali'' (Corporal) is a rank of the rank and file, and corresponds to PFC in the US and Lance Corporal in the British armies.



* DeadpanSnarker: Sergeant Hietanen

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* DeadpanSnarker: Sergeant HietanenHietanen.
10th Jun '15 5:44:17 PM MarkLungo
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* CommonMilitaryUnits: A machine gun company with three platoons with three machine gun squads in each.

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* CommonMilitaryUnits: UsefulNotes/CommonMilitaryUnits: A machine gun company with three platoons with three machine gun squads in each.
8th Feb '15 11:24:48 AM aolbain
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* DadTheVeteran: Lieutenant Koskela's father was a company leader in Finnish Civil War.

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* DadTheVeteran: Lieutenant Koskela's father was a company leader commander for the reds in Finnish Civil War.
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