Arbejderbladets Vinterkrig: Arbejderbladets Winterwar

Ditte Jensen, Emil Kavling Philipsen, Mads Christian Præstegaard, Ulrik Zahle Harsanyi & Rémi Virlogeux Sommerlund

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The aim of this project is to present a narrative about the Danish Communist Party's (DKP) newspaper, Arbejderbladet's portrayal of the Finnish-Russian Winter War along with what based on this can be concluded regarding DKP's political convictions in relation to this war. In the light of the newly signed non-aggression pact between the communist Soviet and fascist Germany, and the radical changes in political and ideological self-understanding this meant for DKP, we take a look at how DKP defended and represented the actions of the otherwise, in Denmark, highly unpopular Soviet offensive in Finland. The project is based on a systematic analysis of every edition of Arbejderbladet from October 5th 1939 to Marts 20th 1940 which seeks, through a narrative form, to offer the reader a focused and thematic review of the mentioned specific issue which has never before been extensively looked into. The analysis centres its' focus around the themes of the war progress, imperialism, the smear campaign against the Soviet Union, and the volunteers for the war. In Arbejderbladet's portrayal of the Finnish-Russian Winter War the most prominent characteristic seems to be that whatever was carried out or suggested by the Soviet Union was correct. This means that a distinct development of the circumstances behind the war is clearly observable as the Soviet Union throughout the period changed its political positions. It is as a result a consistent aspect that Arbejderbladet and DKP maintain an entirely bias political position.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato20 dec. 2011
VejledereMichael Kjeldsen


  • Kommunisme
  • Winterwar
  • Vinterkrigen
  • Arbejderbladet
  • DKP