Ambush, 1999, is a Finnish war movie that takes place during the Continuation War, in which Finland reluctantly allied itself with Germany in order to resist Russian invasion. It should be noted that Finnish Jews fought with conspicuous bravery in this war  and Marshall Mannerheim, the great Finnish leader refused to hand over Finnish Jews to the Nazis. Anyway, our film follows the exploits of Lt. Eero Perkola, Peter Franzen, and Irina Björklund as Kaarina Vainikainen, Lt. Perkola’s love…

Ambush, is a Finnish war movie that takes place during the Continuation…

Lottas singing during Continuation Warphoto credit: Northern Ostrobothnia museum

Finnish Lottas singing during Continuation War photo credit: Northern Ostrobothnia museum - Lotta Svärd was a Finnish women’s voluntary military organisation which performed auxiliary defence work between 1921 and

Civil Guards Lotta. Lotta Svärd, Finnish women's voluntary defense organisation that was later banned by the Soviet Union.

Lotta Svärd, Finnish women's voluntary defense organisation that was later banned by the Soviet Union.

Lotta Svärd

SISU: The Lotta Svard was the largest women's auxiliary at the time of World War II. The Lotta's did many things from cooking to air craft look out, sometimes in very dangerous situations. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Lotta Svärd was a Finnish women’s voluntary military organisation which performed auxiliary defence work between 1921 and 1944.

Lotta Svärd was a Finnish women’s voluntary military organisation which performed auxiliary defence work between 1921 and

Tiedätkö mistä Lotta Svärd -järjestö sai nimensä? J. L. Runebergin Vänrikki Stoolin tarinoihin kuuluvasta runosta "Lotta Svärd". Runossa sotamies Svärd ottaa vaimonsa mukaan rintamalle. Kun mies saa surmansa, Lotta jää taistelutantereelle huolehtimaan toisista sotilaista. Päämajamuseo (Headquarters Museum), Mikkeli

Tiedätkö mistä Lotta Svärd -järjestö sai nimensä? J. L. Runebergin Vänrikki Stoolin tarinoihin kuuluvasta runosta "Lotta Svärd". Runossa sotamies Svärd ottaa vaimonsa mukaan rintamalle. Kun mies saa surmansa, Lotta jää taistelutantereelle huolehtimaan toisista sotilaista. Päämajamuseo (Headquarters Museum), Mikkeli

Member of Lotta Svärd putting ID card in her pocket while saying good byes to her relatives before starting her journey towards the eastern border. Helsinki, 20 June 1941.

Member of Lotta Svärd putting ID card in her pocket while saying good byes to her relatives before starting her journey towards the eastern border.

Young Finnish girls of the Lotta Svärd voluntary auxiliary paramilitary organization for women and girls practice first-aid techniques during the ongoing Finnish-Soviet Continuation War. During the war, the organization mobilized to replace men conscripted into the army. It served in hospitals, at air raid warning positions, and other auxiliary tasks in close cooperation with the army. By 1944, the Lotta Svärd organization was the world’s largest unarmed female voluntary defense organization…

Young Finnish girls of the Lotta Svärd voluntary auxiliary paramilitary organization for women and girls practice first-aid techniques during the ongoing Finnish-Soviet Continuation War.

Lotta Svärd Yhdistys - But despite everything, romance flourished. Boys will be boys and Girls will be girls….

Lotta Svärd Yhdistys - But despite everything, romance flourished. Boys will be boys and Girls will be girls….

Lotta Svärd

Lotta Svärd

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Lotta Svärd – The Women who saved Finland

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Volunteers from Lotta svärd organisation taking care about sick horse, Finland, ww2

Volunteers from Lotta svärd organisation taking care about sick horse, Finland, For Ben

Left rear. Eeva Jokela, Sylvi Ilomäki, Eila Vähäkainu, Hilja Ojaniemi and Tyyne Väisänen. Front - Laina Nummi and Liisa Savolainen

Left rear. Eeva Jokela, Sylvi Ilomäki, Eila Vähäkainu, Hilja Ojaniemi and Tyyne Väisänen. Front - Laina Nummi and Liisa Savolainen

Picture of a young lotta is 1924 born Ellen Marita Mikkola, called Marita. Last name later changed to Säiläksi

Picture of a young lotta is 1924 born Ellen Marita Mikkola, called Marita. Last name later changed to Säilä.

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