A large group of Russian soldiers crossing the Finnish border area in 1939 were moving down a road when they heard a voice from behind a small hill:
“One Finnish soldier is better than ten Russian!”
The Russian commander quickly ordered 10 of his best men to go over the hill. A vicious gun-battle broke out and continued for a few minutes, and then there was silence.
The voice called out again:
“One Finn is better than one hundred Russians!”
Furious, the Russian commander sent his next best 100 troops over the hill. After 10 minutes of intense fighting an eerie silence fell over the hill. The calm Finnish voice called out again:
“One Finn is better than one thousand Russians!”
The enraged Russian commander massed all of his forces, 1000 fighters, and sent them to the other side of the hill. Rifle fire, machine guns, grenades, rockets and cannon fire ring out as a terrible battle is fought — then there was silence.
Eventually, one badly-wounded Russian fighter crawled back over the hill and sprawled himself out at his commander’s feet. With his dying breath he whispered to his commander:
“Don’t send any more men — it’s a trap. There’s two of them!”