Skip to comments.Actors Who Served: Christopher Lee
Posted on 09/08/2012 9:20:43 AM PDT by Bratch
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After Finland had refused to grant the Soviets a naval base and other concessions in the fall of 1939, Soviet troops totaling about one million men attacked Finland on several fronts. The heavily outnumbered Finns put up a skillful and effective defense that winter, and the Red Army made little progress.
they got stomped badly..the Army was still suffering from the Stalinist Purges of the 1930s..THE GREAT TERROR.
In February 1940, however, the Soviets used massive artillery bombardments to breach the Mannerheim Line (the Finns southern defensive barrier stretching across the Karelian Isthmus), after which they streamed northward across the isthmus to the Finnish city of Viipuri (Vyborg).
Unable to secure help from Britain and France, the exhausted Finns made peace on Soviet terms on March 12, 1940, agreeing to the cession of western Karelia and to the construction of a Soviet naval base on the Hanko Peninsula.
Thank you for the link.
He was great in Space 1999.
Knowing that Lee served in WWII, Dourif said that he did not ask him how he knew this first hand.
A trick question is how many movies has Sir Christopher Lee been killed or died in? One can only guess, because as of right now, he has no fewer than *four* movies in post-production.
I don’t even have a rough estimate.
Good post yarddog, good post.
Lee flew for a while in training. During the casting of the movie,”The Battle of Britain” Lee auditioned and was told he was “too tall” to look like. Fighter pilot.
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