domenica 11 giugno 2017

Red army winter camouflage Ww2

"Winter is coming" is the motto of the House Stark, one of the protagonist of "The game of thrones" ... a tv series and a saga of books that is very famous in this period. 

I think that my club friends were ispired by this sentence when they decided to prepare red army winter camouflage considering that today, at my home, temperature was 35 °C.

Soviet army used mainly this camouflage during the "Winter war",  a conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland fought between 1939 and 1940. The background of the war included ice lakes, dark forests and rigid temperatures (−43 °C (−45 °F) on 16 January 1940).  

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The war was won by Soviet army but only after a long and brave resistence of Finnish troops.

Below some pictures taken by Ezio of the miniatures prepared and painted by Riccardo and Flavio. All miniatures are 20 mm

The following photo is an original picture of Red Army in 1940

I found also a color photo of Ww2 Red Army winter camouflage during a military parade at Moscow

Copyright Marcus Cotton

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