A Paperback edition by Vaino Linna in English and Finnish (Apr 28, 2016)
'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
Unknown Soldiers Paperback edition by Vaino Linna
- Vaino Linna
- Translated by
- Liesl Yamaguchi
- Penguin Modern Classics
- Penguin Books Ltd , Penguin Classics
- Publication date
- Apr 28, 2016
- Product dimensions
- 137 x 198 x 27mm