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Fire and Ice: The Winter War of Finland and Russia
Summary: The Winter War was an epic life and death struggle that changed the course of World War II, and saved a democracy. Fire and Ice documents this timeless story of courage against all odds by a people united to preserve their freedom. In November of 1939, when Finland was invaded by the Soviet Union, no one expected this tiny nation would resist the largest military force in the world. Also, no one anticipated one of the coldest winters in recorded history. Outnumbered and outgunned, Finns knew the war was not about territory; it was a total war for their very existence as a people. The war begins with the aerial bombardment of Helsinki. Fires rage in the city. Dazed citizens run for their lives. Poorly equipped Finnish troops face a massive Red Army attack supported by thousands of tanks, heavy artillery, and airplanes. The invasion is almost three times larger than the Allied landing at Normandy on D-Day. The Russians are ...
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Director Ben Strout had all archival material for "The Winter War" converted to HD and delivered on hard drives from Finland, Germany, and the US in 2005 before the 'war' between Blu-Ray and High-definition was decided. It was edited completely in HD. It first aired on PBS in Boston in full HD. Strout waited until that HD 'battle' was decided before releasing "Fire and Ice" on DVD in Blu-Ray format. See more