Talvisota – The Winter War – Sabaton History 006 [Official]


This war is modern version of David versus Goliath. The Sabaton song 'Talvisota' is about the Winter War that took place in late 1939 till the early spring of 1940 between Finland and the Soviet union. Against all odds, and an overwhelming amount of Red Army Soldiers, the Finnish army manage to hold off the Soviet advance for longer than anyone could have foreseen. Support Sabaton History on Patreon: /> Listen to The Art of War album (where Talvisota is featured): CD: />Spotify: />Apple Music: />iTunes: />Amazon: />Google Play: /> Watch more videos on the Sabaton YouTube channel: />Listen to Sabaton on Spotify: Official Sabaton Merchandise Shop: Check out Indy Neidells channels: World War Two: />TimeGhost History: /> Hosted by: Indy Neidell Written by: Markus Linke and Indy Neidell Directed by: Astrid Deinhard and Wieke Kapteijns Produced by: Pär Sundström, Astrid Deinhard and Spartacus Olsson Creative Producer: Joram Appel Executive Producers: Pär Sundström, Joakim Broden, Tomas Sunmo, Indy Neidell, Astrid Deinhard, and Spartacus Olsson Maps by: Eastory Edited by: Wieke Kapteijns Sound Editing by: Marek Kaminski Eastory YouTube Channel: />Archive by: Reuters/Screenocean />Music by Sabaton. An OnLion Entertainment GmbH and Raging Beaver Publishing AB co-Production. © Raging Beaver Publishing AB, 2019 - all rights reserved.



Sabaton History
This week marks 79 years since the Winter War ended. On 13 March 1940, the guns in Finland stopped shooting after over three months of heavy fighting. The Finns fought better and harder than anyone expected, of course with help from numerous factors. Make sure to check out Indy's World War Two channel, where he covers World War Two exactly 79 years after it went down, in realtime. It's very cool 🤘 -> www.youtube.com/c/worldwartwo
The 225677th Fragment of the Man-Emperor of Mankind
When you're chilling with you comrades and you hear the snow start speaking Finnish.
Harsh Shah
"There are so many Russians, and our country is so small, where will we find a place to bury them all?" -Anonymous Finnish Soldier
jay0422
Who would win? The entire Soviet Army or Some speedy ski bois
Toster
9:34 Mickey Mouse moments before throwing a Molotov cocktail onto the unsuspecting Russian tank
Indiana Jones
I like how this episode is falling in with the Word War Two coverage
Psycho Yoshi
What a testament to brilliant Finnish strategy utilizing their terrain and their enemy who underestimated them. It really is reassuring to know a small but dedicated country could hold off such a massive military power such as Russia. I love the will of the Finn's!
CopseHill Studios
Simo Häyhä has entered the chat
Federico Vignoli
"(Molotov) said that soviet bombers would drop food supplies and not bombs" But being in a commie state the pilots never saw food, so they didn't know the difference
Mlg Sty
If you attack against Finland, you attack against the nature itself.
Michael Conlin
The Finnish educational system is routinely ranked as one of the world's finest, and heavy metal is a mainstream, as opposed to a niche, genre there. Coincidence? I think not.
AngRepublika _
Who would win? The Largest Army in the World with 6.5k tanks and 3.8k planes Or Some farmers with skis and weird liquor
Jesse Lopez
Recently at school we had a project where we had to pick a song and tell what it is about, I did the lost battalion. Keep up the great work.
Dave Hoffman
I'm pretty sure the Finns said something like, "A drink to go with the bread" about the Molotov Cocktails.
Kathryn Halacy
Motti, stacked firewood just waiting to be set ablaze.
Eeli Lappalainen
5 hours ago I thought to myself "There will be no Sabaton History for Talvisota because no one remembers Finland". God has listened.
FroyoHTF
When you're on patrol with Ivan and the snow starts speaking Finnish *Kalinka stops*
Hairysteed
Sisu is when you have to move Mt Everest with just you and your shovel and you go: "Perkele! Let's get to work!"
thatrandomguy
When winter is coming but it's speaking Finnish
Steve Crowder
Another great episode on the Sabaton History Channel!! Talvisota wasn't in my usual rotation but I'm adding it to my frequent playlist!! My son turned me on to Sabaton just over a year ago and we attended the show in Silver Spring, MD in March 2018. Can't wait to see you guys in the US again soon!!
Erin Bunbury
Shows you how much you can get done with enough tenacity and knowledge of the home turf. Always love hearing about the Winter War.
flawmore
My grandfather fought in the winter war. He didn't want to talk about the horrors he had seen, but did one time when my mom asked. They had dug themselves into the ground and let the russian sodiers march right over them. From there they created an ambush and killed them. He saw soldiers who had frozen to death, and even signs of cannibalism amongst the dead russian troops who lacked food. He was only 16 years old. His father didn't fight the war but stayed home and had a russian prisoner of war helping him at the farm. When the war was over the russian prisoner and my great grandfather had become friends and he didn't want to leave in fear of being executed for surrendering, but he was forced to. My grandfather died some 20 years ago now, but up to that day he would still wake up from nightmares haunting him from the events that took place well over 60 years back. War sure is hell.
Andrew
Sabaton music is always better because of the historical meaning of the songs and I love this channel keep doing what you're doing!! And come do a tour in the southern US soon 😁
PlsDontTrustMe
Farmer bois on ski facing tanks... Great!
Alexander the Greater
-when the snow is speaking finnish- when the frozen lakes start speaking Russian
Chris Hope
A soviet commander was marching through finland when he heard "one finnish soldier could take 10 soviet men" so he sent 10 men, never to return. "one finnish soldier can take 100 soviet men" so he sent 100 men, never to return. "One finnish soldier can take 1000 soviet men" so he sent 1000 men, one returned mortally wounded "Don't send any more! There's two of them!"
Eurasian Lynx
My favourite sabaton song next to hearts of iron! Thanks guys.
Mr. Smallville
Who will win? A horde of some of the toughest soldiers, lead by fearless commisars supplemented by the best tanks in the region or... Some snowy bois
Tormund Giantsbane
You guys gonna do vids on other conflicts like the Carolus Rex albums great northern war?
The LowEnder
Can we get a little more info from the band’s perspective on what happened during song writing? Maybe who wrote the main riff and when and similar stuff? 😬
Ivan Tsolov
I think you could have done the episode merging it also with "White death". You are in the sniper's sight The first kill tonight Time to die! You are in the bullet's way The White Death's prey Say goodbye!
iammaxhailme
Russia was saved by winter weather in so many invasions you'd think they would have learned not underestimate the weather when invading finland
Alexander the Greater
5:20 what did they expect while trying to invade a tundra with no roads lol
Emperor Draconis
Rise, nations pride Hold what’s yours Strike ‘em were it hurts Fight, hold your ground Winter war Reinforce the line A slice of a knife to a throat And their blood turns to ice TALVISOTA!
jami saarikari
Perkele. Hakkaa päälle pohjan poika. SAATANA!!!
MrSamulai
9:39 I'll just disagree with you there. Let me present my counterargument in a form of a stage play. Stalin goes to Lithuania: -Yo, can I get sum military bases? -Sure, just don't invade. -SIKE! All ur base are belong 2 us. Stalin goes to Latvia: -Sup, can I get sum military bases? -Sure, just don't... -Hey, nice place I got here. Stalin goes to Estonia: -Cheers, can I get sum military bases? -Sure... -Aaand another one. Stalin goes to Finland: -Terska, can I get sum military bases? -Can't give you those, could we instead give you...? -Thefuckyoujustsaidtomeyoulilshit!? *one winter war later* -Right, I'll just take the bases and fuck off.
Postidemoni
I'd like to comment about Finnish "Sisu" and what it's about. It's about stubbornness and commitment, but that is not the whole deal. Sisu is what you need, when you want to grow coffee beans in Lapland, until you succeed. Sisu is what empowers you fighting things, that are nearly impossible to achieve, but because of sisu you will never slacken, tire or yield on your cause.
Clownworld Activist
Who would win? Soviet Industrial Tanks? or one loggy boi
Ezequiel Morales
Me: Someone: ...General Mannerheim... Me: *Soldier of 3 armies intensifies*
lennin man
Suomi mainittu: Torilla tavataan!
Brian Garrow
"Cut them down!"- Finnish battle cry. Some of the toughest soldiers in history come from 🇫🇮.
King Charles the 12th of Sweden
10:24 ITS Lauri Törni! (Larry Thorne) is the next video about him maybe? :)
Danny Medina
When I went skiing for the first time in Colorado, there were a few songs I was listening to down the slopes Talvisota was absolutely one of those songs!
ThatGingerGuy 98-
Anyone: *Invades Northern Country* Winter: "Ay imma just make this the coldest one on record, mm k?"
Kritz Chan
Pls Aces in exile next I love this song...
Brett Whalin
The movie of Talvisota is also pretty good.
Henryk Gödel
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason. - Ernest Hemingway
Lewis Conroy
Could you do Hearts of Iron and/or Attero Dominatus?
Nebojsa Mitrovic
I'm in love with this band. :)
Kyle Dunn
"With Molotov coctail in hand, no fear of their tanks, Death or Glory! Rise Nation's pride, hold what's yours, strike them where it hurts. Fight, hold your ground, winter war, reinforce the lines." Art of War is my favorite album. 🎵🤘
KKmies
Finland's the Vietnam of Europe
ollebo
The fact that they use three digits to number the episodes fills me with hope that there'll be >100
Tadicuslegion78
A war so bungled you would have sworn Stalin hired Conrad Von Hotzendorf or Lugi Cadorna to help him run it
Antti Björklund
Ah yes, the "105 Days of Glory" as it's also known in Finland. A big warm "kiitos" for this video (uncharacteristic for us Finns, I know ;) )
Eddie The Head
Finland: "Judge me by my size, do you?"
ewfisher89
Such a little known conflict, which is a shame. I am proud to own an artifact that likely saw service in it, a M28/30 rifle. Yes, the same model "White Death" used.
Grand Admiral thrawn
Do the soldier of 3 armies
tyrant lizard
I think a good sabaton history episode would be on hill 3234. what do you think
Joel Hessling
Who would win The largest army in the world Vs Litteraly farmers with guns
Lewis Conroy
Talvisota is best listened to either before or after white death
Fraz
Yeah the band needs to come to Finland more often! Love you guys and Indy!
Vladimir Lenin
Stalin where my troops at?!?
Ethan Crosby
Love this history lesson.🤘🤘🤘 Please do Rorke’s Drift soon. I’d love to see your take on South African history, and your inspiration for writing that song. P.S. I’m South African🤘🤘
Thamor
Only nation with Sisu! Welcome to Finland in winter! =)
Arduu123
The graphics are incorrect in terms of the soviet demands on the Karelian isthmus. Also Finland wouldn't have lost 10% of its population. The border changes the soviets demanded were relatively small, however most of the Finnish defences would've been lost as you correctly stated. Also the Finns knew that giving into the Soviet demands would've led to more demands and agression as it did in the Baltics and at that point Finland wouldn't be able to protect herself having lost most of its defences.
Fransformer
TULTA MUNILLE!!!
blue dragon
Movies and other media could learn a thing or two from this. About how employing tactics can be just as interesting, if not more so then a straight up charge.
Lusor Jango Fett HFH
Both had two advantages Soviets: better tech, more men Finland: Simon häyhä, stalin
hex1c
I love my Finnish neighbours! Love from Sweden
Deneyci Başı
You can open a game channel and play HOI4 EU4 etc. games
Muthler's VW
Some ski bois made into a Sabaton song, what an honor
John Christian
SWEDEN. Thats where my favourite metal band is...
SaTor74
Jaloviina mainittu! 💪
simo häyhä
Joseph Stalin: we will win this war in a couple weeks Me: I got to stop you right there
Philippe Marion
What Joakim mentionned about having a lot of cool stuff has intrigued me. Any hope of a vlog showcasing what Sabaton has collected over the years?
Hairysteed
"How often do you guys play in Finland?" "Not enough" My thoughts exactly!!! When are you going to correct this glaring flaw? Huh? When?!
A strange man
It would be kick ass to spend a day with Sabaton drinking and cruising the Baltic.
Frederik
A story needs to be told whole, not just partly and the next part in a few weeks/months. White Death next week?
mikatu
Talvisota, the movie that made me look for the band that had a song about it.... Just that one song was enough to make me hooked in Sabaton!
Shinku Kirito Ichika
Finland is always a factory of badasses: Simo Hayha and Lauri Torni to name a few. Finland is also a place for heavy metal bands: we got (at the top of my mind now) Nighwish, Stratovarius, Children of Bodom and, as of lately, Beast in Black.
Daniel Arch
WHY YOU GOTTA DO THIS TO ME!!! MY GRADES ARE GETTING RUINED!!!
Oskari Annanolli
When video about Lauri Torni. "Soldier of trhee armies".
History Of Wars
Very informative. Well done.
Watchmasterofkrieg
Imagine being a Soviet being told the white death just killed a man meters away
Kory Bradley
Excellent job yall once again!!! Keep up the good work!!!!
Comboplus
Always so ironic to see sovjets mowed down Maxim machine guns.
Pieshka
Pffft, we'll run them over and be done as a birthday present! *Laughs in Finnish* *Freezes in Soviet*
ColonelEviscerator
What Hitler should have taken from the Winter War was that the Soviets were willing to take incredible casualties for their objectives.
Juan Martinez
One's of my favorite songs! Nation Pride! TALVISOTA!
Deryn Haidon
Awesome channel and content for a history enthusiast...Can't wait to see you guys live for the first time in my country of Malta!! Keep headbanging boys \m/
Mikael Lindholm
Hälsningar från en Finländare. Great fan of Sabaton! ❤️
dragon knight
These videos are so cool. Keep up the great work guys :)
Shy tzedaka
YES i was thinking about this just this morning.
Irondrone4
Thank you for your continual support of the Adeptus Mechanicus, Sabaton History. Your display of a sacred mechanical skull does please the Omnissiah. Our Binary cants will be with you.
Soldier of 3 Armies
Why is indie sitting on the Union Jack?😂😂😂 I think some brits will be offended😂😂😂
Petteri Silventoinen
Kunnia Suomelle ja sitä puolustaneille! Honor to Finland and for those, who fought for it!
Erik Cyprich
Thank you very much ♥️♥️♥️🔥🔥🔥🎸🎸🎸 Let The Sabaton band live ❤️❤️❤️🔥🔥🔥🎸🎸🎸🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪
ImpossibleCakePro
We need a musem of all the artifacts Sabaton has been gifted during their tours across the world
Александр Стригоев
Pick your warrior Vyacheslav Molotov, the foreign minister of the USSR, the scariest man in all of Europe, whose name make the enemies of the communism and the Party tremble Some songy-song guy called Matti Jurva *njet molotoff.*
trequor
I love how this Texan so clearly flounders when it comes to talking about snow. Dense forest is not at all "arctic" conditions. There are no trees in the arctic; just endless wind, water and ice. I live in the Boreal Forest in Canada. I'd be disappointed if i went a winter without seeing 10ft snowdrifts