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Winter War in popular culture

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The Winter War in popular culture has had a deep and wide influence in Finland and elsewhere. The Winter War began three months after World War II had started and had full media attention, as the other European fronts had a calm period. Films and television The Soviet documentary film The Mannerheim Line (1940) presents the official view of the Winter War between Nazi-helping Soviets and the Finns, including its causes, denouement and outcome. The play There Shall Be No Night (1940) by the American playwright Robert E. Sherwood was inspired by a moving Christmas 1939 broadcast to America by the war correspondent Bill White of CBS. The play was produced on Broadway in 1940 and won the 1941 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The American film Ski Patrol (1940), made by the Hollywood master Milton Krasner, features a Finnish reserve unit defending the border from the Soviets. The film took great historical liberties in its storyline. The Finnish movie Talvisota (1989) tells the
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