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Arctic warfare is a term used to describe conflict that takes place in an exceptionally cold climate. One must note the distinction between alpine and arctic warfare - Arctic war does not always take place in mountanous terrain. A typically white color clothes of a soldier trained for mountain warfare. ...


Arctic warfare is quite uncommon due to the general lack of resources or development in a cold climate area, but arctic warfare has sometimes occurred on a seasonal basis. An example may be Operation Barbarossa in 1941, where both Russian and German Soldiers had to endure terrible conditions during the Russian winter. The same could be said for Napoleon's invasion, where his forces were halted in their tracks by General Winter, a term given to the terrible Russian conditions. Original German plan Operation Barbarossa (Unternehmen Barbarossa) was the German codename for Nazi Germanys invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II that commenced on June 22, 1941. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... For other uses, see Napoleon (disambiguation). ... General Winter is a nickname given to the cold Russian winter, which halted the invasions of Napoleon in 1812 and Nazi Germany in 1941. ...


Another famous example is the use of ski troops by the Finnish Army during the Winter War and the subsequent Continuation War, where the numerically dominant Soviet forces, largely from the Central Asian steppes, had a hard time fighting mobile ski soldiers. The Finnish Army (Finnish: Maavoimat) is one of the branches of the Finnish Defence Forces. ... The Winter War (also known as the Soviet-Finnish War or the Russo-Finnish War) broke out when the Soviet Union attacked Finland on November 30, 1939, three months after the start of World War II. As a consequence, the Soviet Union was expelled from the League of Nations on... The Continuation War was fought between Finland and the Soviet Union during World War II; from the Soviet bombing attacks on June 25, 1941, to cease-fire September 4, 1944 (on the Finnish side) and September 5 (on the Soviet side). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The steppe of Western Kazakhstan in early spring In physical geography, steppe (from Slavic step) is a plain without trees (apart from those near rivers and lakes); it is similar to a prairie, although a prairie is generally reckoned as being dominated by tall grasses, while short grasses are said...


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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Arctic warfare (521 words)
Arctic warfare is a term used to describe conflict that takes place in an exceptionally cold climate.
Arctic warfare is quite uncommon due to the general lack of resources or development in a cold climate area, but arctic warfare has sometimes occurred on a seasonal basis.
The steppe of Western Kazakhstan in early spring In physical geography, steppe (from Slavic step) is a plain without trees (apart from those near rivers and lakes); it is similar to a prairie, although a prairie is generally reckoned as being dominated by tall grasses, while short grasses are said...
Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Information (894 words)
The Accuracy International Arctic Warfare rifle is a family of bolt-action sniper rifle designed and manufactured by the British company Accuracy International.
This was the start of the Arctic Warfare name, which would become the primary name of the rifle family despite its earlier names.
Most Arctic Warfare rifles are chambered for 7.62 mm NATO rounds, but can also be fitted for the 5.56 mm rounds.
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