'There they stood, bumbling into lines with a bit of difficulty: Mother
Finland's chosen sacrifice to world history' Unknown Soldiers follows the
fates of a ramshackle troupe of machine-gunners in the Second World War, as
they argue, joke, swear, cadge a loaf of bread or a cigarette, combat both
boredom and horror in the swamps and pine forests - and discover that war
will make or break them. One of Finland's best-loved books, this gritty and
unromantic depiction of battle honours the dogged determination of a
country and the bonds of brotherhood forged between men at war, as they
fight for their lives. 'A rediscovered classic... profound and enriching
... Unknown Soldiers still has the power to shock' Herald

Vaino Linna—Unknown Soldiers

  • 9780141393650