The capital of Finland, Helsinki, was bombed several times during World War II but not always by the Germans.  Between 1939 and 1945, the Finnish fought three wars: two against the USSR and one against Germany. The largest raids against the city were the three in February 1944, they were so severe they have been called the Great Raids.

The capital of Finland, Helsinki, was bombed several times during World War II but not always by the Germans. Between 1939 and 1945, the Finnish fought three wars: two against the USSR and one against Germany. The largest raids against the city were the three in February 1944, they were so severe they have been called the Great Raids.

SUOMEN RAJAT-rauhat 1323-1944.

SUOMEN RAJAT-rauhat 1323-1944.

Finnish women marching for equal rights1905  photo credit: Helsinki City Museum

Finnish women marching for equal rights1905 photo credit: Helsinki City Museum

Outdoor swimming in Helsinki in 1920's... Humallahden uimalaitos 1920-luvulla

Outdoor swimming in Helsinki in 1920's... Humallahden uimalaitos 1920-luvulla

Beach life in Helsinki (Finland). Töölön hiekkaranta ”Hietsikka” on juuri avattu. Vuosi on 1930.

Beach life in Helsinki (Finland). Töölön hiekkaranta ”Hietsikka” on juuri avattu. Vuosi on 1930.

Kulosaaren spåralinja. Tram to Kulosaari, Helsinki, Finland

Kulosaaren spåralinja. Tram to Kulosaari, Helsinki, Finland

Luovutetun Etelä-Karjalan pitäjät

Luovutetun Etelä-Karjalan pitäjät

Poliisi kangaskaupan edessä. - Finna - Helsingin kaupunginmuseo

Poliisi kangaskaupan edessä. - Finna - Helsingin kaupunginmuseo

Western winds were blowing in the furniture industry. Tehokaluste’s offices were located in the 1950s in the centre of Helsinki on Hallituskatu (today Yliopistokatu) street.

Western winds were blowing in the furniture industry. Tehokaluste’s offices were located in the 1950s in the centre of Helsinki on Hallituskatu (today Yliopistokatu) street.

Helsinki 1900-luvun alussa.

Helsinki 1900-luvun alussa.

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