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Skis in the Art of War

K. B. E. E. Eimeleus


The author of this book was ahead of his time with his advocacy of ski training in the Russian armed forces. Employing terminology never before used in Russian to describe movements with which few were familiar, the book gives a breakdown of the latest techniques at the time from Scandinavia and Finland. The author's work is an early and brilliant example of knowledge transfer from Scandinavia to Russia within the context of sport. Nearly three decades after the book was published, the Finnish army, employing many of the ideas first proposed by the author, used mobile ski troops to hold the So ... More

Keywords: ski training, Russian armed forces, Scandinavia, Finland, Finnish army, ski troops, Winter War, Red Army ski battalions, Soviet Union, Nazi Germany

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501747403
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501747403.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

K. B. E. E. Eimeleus, author
Central Washington University

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