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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.

Russian-Finnish War 1939-1940 – the Winter War. Life Magazine

Russian-Finnish War 1939-1940 – the Winter War. Life Magazine

Black and White Photos of Daily Life in Finland in 1941 - Finnish horse

Black and White Photos of Daily Life in Finland in 1941 - Finnish horse

Finnish camouflage concealment for horses during the Battle of the River Kollaa which took place in the Winter War specifically December 7, 1939 - March 13, 1940 and ended with success of Finns.

Finnish camouflage concealment for horses during the Battle of the River Kollaa which took place in the Winter War specifically December 7, 1939 - March 13, 1940 and ended with success of Finns.

Black and White Photos of Daily Life in Finland in 1941 - Finnish horse

Black and White Photos of Daily Life in Finland in 1941 - Finnish horse

But despite everything, romance flourished. Boys will be boys and Girls will be girls…. (not my caption)

But despite everything, romance flourished. Boys will be boys and Girls will be girls…. (not my caption)

Black and White Photos of Daily Life in Finland in 1941 - Finnish horse

Black and White Photos of Daily Life in Finland in 1941 - Finnish horse

Antti Rannanjärvi & Antti Isotalo. One man's convicted knife fighter is an other man's freedom fighter.

Antti Rannanjärvi & Antti Isotalo. One man's convicted knife fighter is an other man's freedom fighter.

The supply system of the Finnish Army was almost exclusively based on horse-drawn supply convoys since mobility in roadless terrain was deemed vitally important - not that Finland in the 1920’s could have afforted even a modest motorization of it´s forces. Should mobilization of the Field Army be needed, the law forced the agrarian nation to give up most of the civilian horses for the use of the Army.

The supply system of the Finnish Army was almost exclusively based on horse-drawn supply convoys since mobility in roadless terrain was deemed vitally important - not that Finland in the 1920’s could have afforted even a modest motorization of it´s forces. Should mobilization of the Field Army be needed, the law forced the agrarian nation to give up most of the civilian horses for the use of the Army.

During WW II some 70,000 Finnish children (Finnish: sotalapset) were evacuated from Finland to Scandinavia, chiefly to Sweden. Most were evacuated during the Continuation War to ease the situation for their parents who set out to rebuild their homes in the re-conquered Karelia returning from the evacuation of Finnish Karelia. The first surge of evacuees arrived, however, during the Winter War when the Finns had reasons to fear a humanitarian catastrophe following the expected Soviet…

During WW II some 70,000 Finnish children (Finnish: sotalapset) were evacuated from Finland to Scandinavia, chiefly to Sweden. Most were evacuated during the Continuation War to ease the situation for their parents who set out to rebuild their homes in the re-conquered Karelia returning from the evacuation of Finnish Karelia. The first surge of evacuees arrived, however, during the Winter War when the Finns had reasons to fear a humanitarian catastrophe following the expected Soviet…

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