#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’s first church with two towers was built in old Tyrvää, nowadays Sastamala, in 1855.  The main church of Sastamala was designed by the city architect of Turku, P. J. Gylich, who wanted to create a sunny and spacious church that reflected hope and forgiveness in the spirit of the gospel. When the church was completed in 1855, the parishioners stopped using the old St. Olaf’s Church, which was abandoned in the village of Kalliala.

Finland’s first church with two towers was built in old Tyrvää, nowadays Sastamala, in 1855. The main church of Sastamala was designed by the city architect of Turku, P. J. Gylich, who wanted to create a sunny and spacious church that reflected hope and forgiveness in the spirit of the gospel. When the church was completed in 1855, the parishioners stopped using the old St. Olaf’s Church, which was abandoned in the village of Kalliala.

Kaksinkertainen Mannerheim-ristin ritari Eino Ilmari Illu Juutilainen Brewsterinsä vieressä. Kuva SA-kuva.fi

Kaksinkertainen Mannerheim-ristin ritari Eino Ilmari Illu Juutilainen Brewsterinsä vieressä. Kuva SA-kuva.fi

Grandson in law of Queen Victoria - Frederick Charles Louis Constantine, Prince & Landgrave of Hesse (1868 – 1940) Married to Princess Margaret of Prussia. Frederick Charles was elected as the King of Finland by the Parliament of Finland in 1918. However, with the end of WWI, in light of his German birth & the abdication of Emperor William II of Germany ending monarchies in Germany, the arrangement was quickly considered untenable by influential Finns of the time & by Frederick himself.

Prince Frederick Charles “Fischy” (Frederick Charles Louis Constantin) (Friedrich Karl Ludwig Konstantin) May May Hesse, short-term King of Finland, photo by F. Voigt in Husband of Princess Margaret “Mossy” (Margarete Beatrice Feodora) Apr Jan Germany.

Jorma Kalevi Sarvanto (22 August 1912 – 16 October 1963) was a Finnish Air Force pilot and the foremost Finnish fighter ace of the Winter War.  Sarvanto was to become the top scoring Finnish ace of the Winter War with 13 victories. During the Continuation War he downed four more aircraft with Brewster Buffaloes, bringing his total score to 17. He flew a total of 255 combat missions during World War II.

He was Finland's first fighter ace, flying a total of 255 combat missions during World War II. On January 6 1939 he shot down six planes in seven minutes.

Tribute to Lotta-Svärd of Finland

Music: MoH European assault-Dogs of war. I don't own pics, music and videomaterial!

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