Twenty years later when finland was twice at war with the soviet union from november 1939 until september 1944 mannerheim successfully led the defence of finland as commander in chief of the countrys armed forces. Carl gustaf emil mannerheim finlands most famous military leader helped his countrymen earn their own independent lives within the family of free peoples before that he served in the russian military for many years article includes slideshow cge mannerheim 1867 1951 charted the . If lee was the marble man mannerheim was the iron man november 2 2015 this review is from mannerheim the finnish years hardcover of the mannerheim biographies available in english as of nov 2 2015 the two volumes by j e o screen mannerheim the finnish years and mannerheim the years of preparation are the best i have read. On 5 december 2004 mannerheim was voted the greatest finnish person of all time in the suuret suomalaiset great finns contest there were twenty years between the first and second volume yet the level of analysis handling of sources expression are continuous. Screen concludes with an account of mannerheims services as president of finland 1944 1946 and his final years this is a very good work for anyone interested in mannerheim european politics between the world wars or the second world war
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