Lapland War

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'Victory in Lapland', Finnish soldiers setting up a Finnish flag on the Norwegian border. Lapland War 1945.

'Victory in Lapland', Finnish soldiers setting up a Finnish flag on the Norwegian border. Lapland War 1945.

two Finnish soldiers enjoying the spoils of Battle from the Lapland War between Finland their former enemy the Allies and the Axis in 1944.

two Finnish soldiers enjoying the spoils of Battle from the Lapland War between Finland their former enemy the Allies and the Axis in 1944.

Finnish soldier using german gear as warbooty during war in Lappland autumn 1944

Finnish soldier using german gear as warbooty during war in Lappland autumn 1944

Olavi Alakulppi (1915 – 1990) was a Finnish cross country skier and a Knight of the Mannerheim Cross. Alakulppi served in all three of Finland's WWII conflicts: The Winter War (1939-40), The Continuation War (1941-44), and The Lapland War (1944-45). He advanced from sergeant to captain during the war. He received two Mannerheim Crosses (2nd Class) and two Crosses of Liberty. He also received the Iron Cross (2nd Class) of the German army during the war. After WWII Alakulppi moved to U.S.A.

Olavi Alakulppi (1915 – 1990) was a Finnish cross country skier and a Knight of the Mannerheim Cross. Alakulppi served in all three of Finland's WWII conflicts: The Winter War (1939-40), The Continuation War (1941-44), and The Lapland War (1944-45). He advanced from sergeant to captain during the war. He received two Mannerheim Crosses (2nd Class) and two Crosses of Liberty. He also received the Iron Cross (2nd Class) of the German army during the war. After WWII Alakulppi moved to U.S.A.

Warrior of Lapland. 4.5.1944.

Warrior of Lapland. 4.5.1944.

Finnish soldiers during the Lapland War.

Finnish soldiers during the Lapland War.

Finnish infantry in the town of Tornio, Finland, in combat with German units during the Lapland War. 1944

Finnish infantry in the town of Tornio, Finland, in combat with German units during the Lapland War. 1944

Finnish soldier in the battle of the city Salla

Finnish soldier in the battle of the city Salla

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Kaukopartiomiehiä leiriytymässä sota-aikana.

Kaukopartiomiehiä leiriytymässä sota-aikana.


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