The name was miscorrectly labeled as "Peninsula" instead of "Isthmus"
[[File: Mannerheim-line.png|300px|thumbnail|left|The Mannerheim Line across the Karelian
Among the many battles and events that took place during World War II, one of the least understood is the so-called Winter War, which took place between Finland and the Soviet Union from November 30, 1939, until March 13, 1940. The Winter War happened during the early stages of World War II and illustrated to many in the West the danger of the looming specter of totalitarianism that threatened Europe. In September of 1939, Germany and the Soviet Union, although seemingly at opposite ends of the political spectrum, had worked in concert to invade and occupy Poland.