Scandinavia and the World
Scandinavia and the World

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During the infamous Winter War (where Finland received no ai 14 5, 8:00pm

@Karen Did you read the article you linked? I wouldn't say they invented it, not when both Spain and Japan used them first.
It's true that they named it, and perfected it for war, but going by the perfected form's description It's not exactly the cocktail we see today:
"...Further refinements included the attachment of wind-proof matches or a phial of chemicals that would ignite on breakage, thereby removing the need to pre-ignite the bottle..."
The burning rag on a bottle is quite iconic, after all.

Funnily enough, in all three wars there were soviet tanks on the receiving end; you'd think Russia would have learnt by then.