#Finnish national anthem. (Oh our land, Suomi, our birthland. That golden word is ringing. No valley nor hill, no water nor shore that would be more dear, than this northern homeland. Precious land of our fathers.)

The first poem and eventual Finnish national anthem, Maamme, of which Mu isamaa, mu õnn ja rõõm is an adaptation. Illustrated by Albert Edelfelt.

Lauri Törni, who was honored with the Mannerheim Cross, the most esteemed decoration in the Finnish Military. North of Tolvajärven, Finland. June 27, 1944.  Lauri Törni, also known as Larry Thorne, was a Finnish army captain who played a role in the Winter War and the Continuation war. Lauri was first noticed by his superiors at the battles of Lake Ladoga, where he took part in the annihilation of encircled Soviet forces in Lemetti. However, his feats in the Continuation War were what really…

"Mannerheim Cross Knight Lieutenant Larry Thorne" Soldier of three armies, finnish war, world war 2 vietnam Finnish pvt.

Suomen presidentti nro 6. Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim,b. 04.06.1867 Askainen, d.27.01.1951 Lausanne, Switzerland. Regent      1944     4 August 1944     4 March 1946   (resigned)     Non-Partisan   Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces     b. 4 June 1867, Askainen   d. 27 January 1951, Lausanne, Switzerland         Regent (interim head of state) of Finland 1918–1919. The only Marshal of Finland. Elected as president in 1944 by the Parliament. Resigned in 1946.

Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim June 1867 – 27 January was a Finnish…

Church of St Olavi in Tyrvää, Vammala municipality, Finland | Vammalan Tyrvään Pyhän Olavin kirkko. Kuva: Junkohanhero

Church of St Olavi in Tyrvää, Vammala municipality, Finland | Vammalan Tyrvään Pyhän Olavin kirkko. Kuva: Junkohanhero

Major General Paavo Talvela (1897-1973) He was awarded the Mannerheim Cross 3 August 1941 and was the second recipient of the award.

Major General Paavo Talvela He was awarded the Mannerheim Cross 3 August 1941 and was the second recipient of the award.

Finland; kerimaki; largest wooden Church in the world

largest wooden Church in the world


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