A visual account of a memorable David-and-Goliath battle during the Second World War
The battle at Raate Road was fought during the Winter War between the Soviet Union and Finland in January 1940. The battle is also known as Frozen Hell, where Finland, vastly outnumbered, defended itself against the Red Army.
Using encircling tactics, three Finnish regiments managed to cut off Red Army supply chains, destroy two Soviet divisions as well as a tank brigade trapped on the road in the freezing cold, with temperatures plummeting to –40 celsius.
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Pekka Lehtosaari is a director/screenwriter whose films and TV series have been sold to over forty countries. He has been working with Disney for twenty years and has also localized all of Hayao Miyazaki’s films into Finnish. He wrote his first published comic strip in 1974. Hannu Lukkarinen is an artist with over forty years of experience in the field, and over seventy books to his credit. He started drawing graphic novels in 1995. His works have been published in France, Italy, Germany and China.