Finnish soldiers- stood dead Russian soldiers up to intimidate further attackers, Finland, Winter War 1939. Gory, but historically interesting.

Finnish defenders sometimes took fallen, frozen Russian soldiers and posed them upright as psychological warfare.Body of frozen Soviet soldier propped up by Finnish fighters to intimidate Soviet troops, 1939

Finnish Army officers, NCOs, and enlisted soldiers' field uniforms during the 1941-1944 Continuation War.

Finnish Army officers, NCOs, and enlisted soldiers' field uniforms during the Continuation War.

Simo Häyhä: 542 Kills (705 unconfirmed) Simo Häyhä, a Finn, is the only non-Soviet soldier on this list. Nicknamed “White Death” by the troops of the Red Army — whom he tormented, dressed in his snow camouflage, during the bitterly cold Winter War of 1939-1940 — Häyhä is, according to statistics, the deadliest sniper in history.

Simo Hayha Nicknamed ‘The White confirmed kills with rifle, 200 with submachine gun)Was a Finnish soldier who, using an iron sighted bolt action rifle, amassed the highest recorded confirmed kills as a sniper in any war…ever!

Finnish Army officers and enlisted soldiers' summer field uniforms during the 1939-1940 Winter War.

Esercito Finnico - Finnish Army officers and enlisted soldiers' summer field uniforms during the Winter War.

Finnish Army officers and enlisted infantrymen's uniforms during the the 1944-1945 Lapland War.

Finnish Army officers and enlisted infantrymen's uniforms during the the Lapland War.

Finnish Christmas postcard illustration by TOvE JaNSSON featuring Finnish soldiers in a wintery pine forest. Date of issue unknown

Finnish Christmas postcard illustration by Tove Jansson featuring Finnish soldiers in a wintery pine forest. Date of issue unknown

Camouflage winter war style.

The supply system of the Finnish Army was almost exclusively based on horse-drawn supply convoys since .

Illustration from Punch, the British humour magazine by E H Shepard, who was the illustrator of Winnie the Pooh. Published in 1940 depicting the Winter War. If there was such a thing as a Finnish Viking, this one might do to defend against the invading Russians.

Illustration from Punch, the British humour magazine by E H Shepard, who was the illustrator of Winnie the Pooh. Published in 1940 depicting the Winter War. If there was such a thing as a Finnish Viking, this one might do to defend against the.

Finland’s Secret Weapon  Published in a British newspaper during the Winter War  photo credit: wwiicolor

Finland’s Secret Weapon Published in a British newspaper during the Winter War photo credit: wwiicolor - Finland

Finland defends itself valiantly against the Soviet invasion (need a translation of the text and place, date of publication)

Finland defends itself valiantly against the Soviet invasion (need a translation of the text and place, date of publication)

Helsinki, 13 March 1940. Flags at half-mast in Helsinki on 13 March

Helsinki, 13 March Flags at half-mast in Helsinki on 13 March

Winter War political cartoon referencing Gulliver’s Travels

Something old Something new Something borrowed Something blue Little bits of Finland and anything Finnish around the world, in the past or in the present.

Cartoon depicting the Winter War. Date, origin unknown. Caption reads "Stop it now - out of my yard!"

Cartoon depicting the Winter War. Date, origin unknown. Caption reads "Stop it now - out of my yard!

Finnish flags are at half-mast after the publication of the peace terms

People are crushed under the harsh peace terms of the Winter War. Finnish flags are at half-mast.

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