Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim  (4 June 1867 – 27 January 1951) was the military leader of the  Whites in the Finnish Civil War, Commander-in-Chief of Finland's Defence Forces during World War II, Marshal of Finland, and a Finnish statesman. He was Regent of Finland (1918–1919) and the sixth President of Finland (1944–1946).

Baron Gustaf Mannerheim military leader of Whites in Finnish Civil War, Commander-in-chief of Finland's defence forces during World War II, Marshal of Finland, Finnish statesman and President of Finland

A 13 year old member of the "White Guards". - Finnish Civil War (click for more Civil Guard and Red Guard photos)

The Suojeluskuntas in the – the Finnish Civil Guard - Suojeluskunta Boy Unit Member

Finnish Civil War 1918 rare military pass of volunteer soldier | eBay

Finnish Civil War 1918 rare military pass of volunteer soldier

German soldiers after the fall of Helsinki in the Finnish civil war 1918. TheRed Guard Headquarter Smolna´s flag thrown to the street

German soldiers after the fall of Helsinki in the Finnish civil war TheRed Guard Headquarter Smolna´s flag thrown to the street

Finnish Civil War

The Red Army in Budyonny caps, winter group of Red Army soldiers demonstrates a captured Finnish state flag.

Finnish Civil War map

The "Reds" versus "Whites" in Finland ca. The Whites received much their popular support from Sweden and their military support from German, the Reds received most of their support from Russia.

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