History UsefulNotes / FinnsWithFearsomeForests

29th Jun '17 8:19:15 AM Darkmage7280
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*** 522 confirmed kills for Hayha is a misnomer. Regimental diaries only list 219 confirmed kills a week before his facial wound and subsequent removal from the Winter War. At best you could say he had 240 confirmed kills with his rifle, which is still an impressive total.

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*** 522 confirmed kills for Hayha is ''possibly'' a misnomer. Regimental diaries only list 219 confirmed kills a week before his facial wound and subsequent removal from the Winter War. At best you could say he had 240 confirmed kills with his rifle, which is still an impressive total.
*** He had dozens of unconfirmed kills, and roughly 150 additional kills with a submachinegun. His total number of kills could in fact be as high as ''742''.
29th May '17 6:32:04 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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[[caption-width-right:252:Don't let the Iron Cross fool you -- they took on [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Fritz]] ''and'' [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Ivan]], and survived.]]

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[[caption-width-right:252:Don't let the Iron Cross fool you -- they took on [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Fritz]] ''and'' [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Ivan]], and survived.]]
23rd Apr '17 7:27:36 PM StarSword
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* Music/{{Sabaton}} has written two songs about the Finns in World War II. "Talvisota" (''The Art of War'') is titled after the Winter War's name in Finnish, while "White Death" (''Coat of Arms'') is about UsefulNotes/SimoHayha specifically.
* ''VideoGame/IL2Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles'' allows you to fly for the Finnish Air Force during the Winter War.
6th Apr '17 1:26:30 AM esa-saari
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** "It doesn’t take sisu to go to the North Pole; it takes sisu to stand at the door when the bear is on the other side."
1st Mar '17 2:14:29 PM WulfHound
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***522 confirmed kills for Hayha is a misnomer. Regimental diaries only list 219 confirmed kills a week before his facial wound and subsequent removal from the Winter War. At best you could say he had 240 confirmed kills with his rifle, which is still an impressive total.
12th Dec '16 2:17:27 AM morane
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* SeaMine: Naval mine warfare is the ''modus operandi'' of the Finnish Navy. The Finnish coast is long and shallow, making mine warfare the mode of choice. Combined with the fact the Finnish archipelago is one of the most diabolical in the whole world, the Finnish coastline is a natural sea fortress.
11th Oct '16 5:31:56 AM morane
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* CoolVersusAwesome: The Lapland War 1944-1945 against [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Germany]].
8th Oct '16 10:30:20 PM DustSnitch
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* FriendlySniper: UsefulNotes/SimoHayha, AKA [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the White Death]], greatest sniper ever. After having collected 522 confirmed kills with his Mosin-Nagant M28 rifle with no scope (he didn't trust scopes; the lens could frost up in the cold and sunlight reflecting off it could give away his position) and at least 200 confirmed with his Suomi M31 SMG in 96 days (a record 48 over Christmas, no time for celebration)[[note]]Yes, he really did average killing 7.5 men a day.[[/note]], having survived Soviet army snipers sent to assassinate him, artillery barrages designed solely to kill him, and air strikes to his position, the Soviets got lucky, and he was shot in the face by an explosive munition. He woke up from the resulting coma nine days later, the same day hostilities stopped. Simo then withdrew to a peaceful life of hunting moose and breeding dogs and living to be above 90 himself. Simo was so much of a {{Badass}} that it is hard to believe, when asked how he could kill so many, he replied "[[CharlesAtlasSuperpower practice]]"[[note]]He also said that 'he did what he was ordered to do as well as he possibly could'[[/note]]. And yet despite that, people generally vouched for him being very friendly and a great guy to be with.

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* FriendlySniper: UsefulNotes/SimoHayha, AKA [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the White Death]], greatest sniper ever. After having collected 522 confirmed kills with his Mosin-Nagant M28 rifle with no scope (he didn't trust scopes; the lens could frost up in the cold and sunlight reflecting off it could give away his position) and at least 200 confirmed with his Suomi M31 SMG in 96 days (a record 48 over Christmas, no time for celebration)[[note]]Yes, he really did average killing 7.5 men a day.[[/note]], having survived Soviet army snipers sent to assassinate him, artillery barrages designed solely to kill him, and air strikes to his position, the Soviets got lucky, and he was shot in the face by an explosive munition. He woke up from the resulting coma nine days later, the same day hostilities stopped. Simo then withdrew to a peaceful life of hunting moose and breeding dogs and living to be above 90 himself. Simo was so much of a {{Badass}} badass that it is hard to believe, when asked how he could kill so many, he replied "[[CharlesAtlasSuperpower practice]]"[[note]]He also said that 'he did what he was ordered to do as well as he possibly could'[[/note]]. And yet despite that, people generally vouched for him being very friendly and a great guy to be with.
29th Aug '16 8:34:01 AM Eyeshield
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* ColdSniper: Both literally (given the climate) and figuratively.
** UsefulNotes/SimoHayha, AKA [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the White Death]], greatest sniper ever. After having collected 522 confirmed kills with his Mosin-Nagant M28 rifle with no scope (he didn't trust scopes; the lens could frost up in the cold and sunlight reflecting off it could give away his position) and at least 200 confirmed with his Suomi M31 SMG in 96 days (a record 48 over Christmas, no time for celebration)[[note]]Yes, he really did average killing 7.5 men a day.[[/note]], having survived Soviet army snipers sent to assassinate him, artillery barrages designed solely to kill him, and air strikes to his position, the Soviets got lucky, and he was shot in the face by an explosive munition. He woke up from the resulting coma nine days later, the same day hostilities stopped. Simo then withdrew to a peaceful life of hunting moose and breeding dogs and living to be above 90 himself. Simo was so much of a {{Badass}} that it is hard to believe, when asked how he could kill so many, he replied "[[CharlesAtlasSuperpower practice]]"[[note]]He also said that 'he did what he was ordered to do as well as he possibly could'[[/note]].
*** Though, it is important to notice that Finns tend to be very factual and to-the-point culturally and linguistically. Mr. Häyhä was a hunter before the war (as were great many Finnish men back then), so he had previous experience in handling a weapon, thus stating matter-of-factly his previous occupation. Not that it diminishes his awesomeness one bit.

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* ColdSniper: Both literally (given the climate) Literally and figuratively.
** UsefulNotes/SimoHayha, AKA [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the White Death]], greatest sniper ever. After having collected 522 confirmed kills with his Mosin-Nagant M28 rifle with no scope (he didn't trust scopes; the lens could frost up in the cold and sunlight reflecting off it could give away his position) and at least 200 confirmed with his Suomi M31 SMG in 96 days (a record 48 over Christmas, no time for celebration)[[note]]Yes, he really did average killing 7.5 men a day.[[/note]], having survived Soviet army snipers sent to assassinate him, artillery barrages designed solely to kill him, and air strikes to his position, the Soviets got lucky, and he was shot in the face by an explosive munition. He woke up from the resulting coma nine days later, the same day hostilities stopped. Simo then withdrew to a peaceful life of hunting moose and breeding dogs and living to be above 90 himself. Simo was so much of a {{Badass}} that it is hard to believe, when asked how he could kill so many, he replied "[[CharlesAtlasSuperpower practice]]"[[note]]He also said that 'he did what he was ordered to do as well as he possibly could'[[/note]].
*** Though, it is important to notice that
figuratively. Finns in general tend to be very factual and to-the-point straight to the point culturally and linguistically. Mr. Häyhä Ironically, [[UsefulNotes/SimoHayha their most famous sniper]] was a hunter before the war (as were great many Finnish men back then), so he had previous experience in handling a weapon, thus stating matter-of-factly his previous occupation. Not that it diminishes his awesomeness one bit. FriendlySniper.



* FriendlySniper: UsefulNotes/SimoHayha.

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* FriendlySniper: UsefulNotes/SimoHayha.UsefulNotes/SimoHayha, AKA [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the White Death]], greatest sniper ever. After having collected 522 confirmed kills with his Mosin-Nagant M28 rifle with no scope (he didn't trust scopes; the lens could frost up in the cold and sunlight reflecting off it could give away his position) and at least 200 confirmed with his Suomi M31 SMG in 96 days (a record 48 over Christmas, no time for celebration)[[note]]Yes, he really did average killing 7.5 men a day.[[/note]], having survived Soviet army snipers sent to assassinate him, artillery barrages designed solely to kill him, and air strikes to his position, the Soviets got lucky, and he was shot in the face by an explosive munition. He woke up from the resulting coma nine days later, the same day hostilities stopped. Simo then withdrew to a peaceful life of hunting moose and breeding dogs and living to be above 90 himself. Simo was so much of a {{Badass}} that it is hard to believe, when asked how he could kill so many, he replied "[[CharlesAtlasSuperpower practice]]"[[note]]He also said that 'he did what he was ordered to do as well as he possibly could'[[/note]]. And yet despite that, people generally vouched for him being very friendly and a great guy to be with.
*** Though, it is important to notice that Finns tend to be very factual and to-the-point culturally and linguistically. Mr. Häyhä was a hunter before the war (as were great many Finnish men back then), so he had previous experience in handling a weapon, thus stating matter-of-factly his previous occupation. Not that it diminishes his awesomeness one bit.
25th Jul '16 2:01:56 AM morane
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* TranquilFury: Called ''valkoinen raivo'' ("white rage") in Finnish language. One of the nastier aspects of Finns. While, according to military psychologists, only some 2% of soldiers were able to shoot aimed shots against the enemy in WWII, this number was more than 20% amongst Finns: Finnish soldiers aimed and shot to kill, not to intimidate.
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