Winter Offensive could refer to several different offensives.
- The 1939-40 Winter Offensive by the Chinese National Revolutionary Army against Japanese forces
- The Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union
- The 1941-1942 Soviet Winter Offensive against German forces
Other articles related to "winter offensive, winter, offensive":
... Xia Wei 夏威 Oct 1939 – Nov 1939 None Huang Qixiang 黃琪翔 Nov 1939 – Sep 1939 ... Winter Offensive Reestablished Nov 1941 Disbanded Mar 1945 Song Xilian 宋希濂 Nov 1941 ...
... defeat Soviet Union forces Battle of Suomussalmi 8 December – 7 January 1940 – During Winter War, Hjalmar Siilasvuo leads Finnish to victory over Soviets Battle of the River Plate 13 ... ships neither sighted nor directly fired on one another all offensive action was carried out by carrier-based aircraft Battle of Corregidor 5–6 May – Last US bastion in Asia surrenders ... Japanese Battle of Neretva 20 January – March – Large joint Axis offensive that attempts to destroy Partisan resistance in Yugoslavia, but fails Battle of Rennell Island 29–30 ...
Famous quotes containing the words offensive and/or winter:
“How much atonement is enough? The bombing must be allowed as at least part-payment: those of our young people who are concerned about the moral problem posed by the Allied air offensive should at least consider the moral problem that would have been posed if the German civilian population had not suffered at all.”
—Clive James (b. 1939)
“I am less affected by their heroism who stood up for half an hour in the front line at Buena Vista, than by the steady and cheerful valor of the men who inhabit the snow-plow for their winter quarters; who have not merely the three-o-clock-in-the-morning courage, which Bonaparte thought was the rarest, but whose courage does not go to rest so early, who go to sleep only when the storm sleeps or the sinews of their iron steed are frozen.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)