Female Finnish Red Guards during the Finnish Civil War 1918.  Maids from Ruovesi.

Preparing to the class war in March 1918 in the village of Murole, Ruovesi. Workers from the Siltala-estate. Women worked as milkmaids and cooks for the Red Guards.

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

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

Female soldiers of the Red Guard during the Finnish Civil War, 1918.

1918 civil war soldiers in Finland (since that war Finland have been rebublican)

Verna Erikson .  One of the few women enrolled in the University of Technology, Verna was about 24 when this photo was taken.  She was part of an underground White resistance group of women who transported arms and participated in the fighting.  A month after the war’s end in May 1918, Verna was among the women awarded the Order of the Cross of Liberty.

“One of the finest protectresses of the Helsinki White Guard., a student at the University of Technology, bearing three bandoliers and a large pistol. Altogether Miss E.

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Finnish Civil War: Prison camp in Suomenlinna, Helsinki. More than people died in such camps due to hunger, disease, and executions.

Dead child on the street in Tampere. Finnish Civil War, 1918 via reddit

Dead child on the street in Tampere, Finnish Civil War; 1918 Dead child on the street in Tampere, Finnish Civil War; 1918 “ The 1918 Finnish civil war was horrible: about people died,.

Tampere - Finnish Civil War 1918 - Red Guard Prisoners on Tampere tori (square)?

Something old Something new Something borrowed Something blue Little bits of Finland and anything.

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

White Volunteers during the Finnish Civil War

The Warfare Historian: Finland's Civil War Red & White Suomi and the Kinship Wars, - 'White Volunteers'

Child Soldiers During the Finnish Civil War both armies used juvenile soldiers, mainly between 14 and 17 years of age, the most famous example being Urho Kekkonen who fought for the White Army and later became the longest-serving President of Finland. The Red Guards also included 2,000 female troops, mostly girls, recruited from the industrial centres of southern Finland.

Lapsisotilaat Child Soldiers During the Finnish Civil War both armies used juvenile soldiers, mainly between 14 and 17 years of age, the most famous example being Urho Kekkonen who fought for the.

During World War I, in 1917, Finland declares its independence. This independence is recognized by the new communist leaders of Russia. At the same time, the breach between left wing and and right wing armed groups becomes hostile. In 1918 the Finnish Civil War between Finnish communists and anti-communists starts. This map shows the initial frontlines and first offensives of the Finnish Civil War at the beginning of February

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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