Yes, pure fantasy. You gave no credible sources and if you read the axishistory link, the guys there were very suspicious and for good reason. Winter War is very well documented.ColonelY wrote: ↑Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:48 pmPure fantasy? Not sure at all about that; and it's sometimes difficult to find really precise sources... the main problem here, somehow, is that they were not large-scale operations involving thousands of men. The smaller the operation, the more difficult it can be to find records about it.
Paratroopers have been involved. How exactly, this is another point.
Maybe some book will talk about them? But anyway, one knows that it's not just because it's written somewhere that it's true, as well as the fact that the history is often written by the winners, etc. What is a real proof anyway or, better, what would be considered as such?
I told already that two airborne brigades were used but just as regular rifle infantry. That was their historical use.
If you have any evidence on the contrary, please provide it.
The Soviet troops used in the Petsamo area consisted of the 14th Army and were as follows:
104th Mountain Rifle Division
13th Rifle Division
52nd Rifle Division
290th artillery regiment
158th artillery regiment
208th howitzer regiment
241st howitzer regiment
104th cannon artillery regiment
33rd anti-aircraft artillery division
+ 38 light tanks
An online source for these: http://militera.lib.ru/h/shirokorad1/9_03.html.