Shelling of Mainila

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Event.png Shelling of Mainila (false flag attack,  casus belli) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
DateNovember 26, 1939
Blamed onFinland
DescriptionA false flag used to launch the Winter War.


The Soviet Union renounced its non-aggression pact with Finland, and on November 30, 1939, launched the first offensives of the Winter War.

The Germans carried out another false flag in 1939, the Gleiwitz Incident, used as a casus belli for attacking Poland.


The Official Culprit

FinlandNordic country, borders Russia.


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