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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, 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…

A shell-shocked reindeer in Murmansk as Russian fighters attack during Operation Renntier, photographed by Yevgeniy Khaldei (1941)

A shell-shocked reindeer in Murmansk as Russian fighters attack during Operation Renntier, photographed by Yevgeniy Khaldei (1941)

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Lotta Svärd – The Women who saved Finland

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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 Säiläksi

Working with horses - Lotta horse medial unit at work

Working with horses - Lotta horse medial unit at work

Not all work Lotta Eeva Jokela on holiday, Lake Ladoga

Not all work Lotta Eeva Jokela on holiday, Lake Ladoga

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. 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…

Singer Aino Palomäki, pianist Alice Pacius, violinist Pippa Haikala and Mrs. Marjatta Martola visit with men of the SS Finnisches Freiwilligen SS Battalion der Waffen SS along with Lotta Svärd volunteers in April 1942.

Singer Aino Palomäki, pianist Alice Pacius, violinist Pippa Haikala and Mrs. Marjatta Martola visit with men of the SS Finnisches Freiwilligen SS Battalion der Waffen SS along with Lotta Svärd volunteers in April 1942.

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