Lotta Svärd Yhdistys - Lotta Svärd member with Lotta hakarisiti badge on collar

Finnish nurse (lotta) from the third division of the Waffen-SS "Totenkopf", wearing Finnish Waffen-SS volunteer hat / Soviet Russia,

Members of Lotta Svärd serving Finnish Air Force during winter war (FIN-RUS). The right one is daughter of Major General Wallenius. Lappeenranta, December 19, 1939.

Members of Lotta Svärd serving Finnish Air Force during winter war (FIN-RUS). The right one is daughter of Major General Wallenius.

Lottia lumipuvuissa jatkosodan aikana 13.1.1942 Members of Lotta Svärd (Finnish Women´s Auxiliary Defence Service) during the Continuation War

Lottia lumipuvuissa jatkosodan aikana Members of Lotta Svärd (Finnish Women´s Auxiliary Defence Service) during the Continuation War

Salme Setälä ja Verna Erikson (behind, with binoculars) at a firing range used by militia from the Finnish University of Technology, in the spring of 1918.

Salme Setälä ja Verna Erikson (behind, with binoculars) at a firing range used by militia from the Finnish University of Technology, in the spring of

Lotta Svärd Yhdistys - Lotta Searchlight Unit in action

Lotta Svärd was the most important organisation for women in Finnish history and the worlds largest women’s paramilitary national defence force

Lotta Svärd Yhdistys - Lotta Svärd- telephone exchange operator

Lotta Svärd was the most important organisation for women in Finnish history and the worlds largest women’s paramilitary national defence force

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Small Lottas washing up

Lotta Svärd Yhdistys - Small-Lottas assisting the Catering Branch – washing dishes

Lotta Svärd Yhdistys - Pikkulotta (Small-Lotta) Magazine

Lotta Svärd was the most important organisation for women in Finnish history and the worlds largest women’s paramilitary national defence force

Lotta Svärd Yhdistys - Lotta Svärd Air Surveillance patrol

Lotta Svärd was the most important organisation for women in Finnish history and the worlds largest women’s paramilitary national defence force

A shell-shocked reindeer in Murmansk as fighters attack during Operation Renntier, in a composite photograph by Yevgeniy Khaldei (1941)

A shell shocked reindeer looks on as World War II planes drop bombs on Russia, 1941 Photo credit: Yevgeny Khaldei

Singer Aino Palomäki, pianist Alice Pacius, violinist Pippa Haikala and Mrs. Marjatta Martola visit with men of the SS Finnisches Freiwilligen SS Battalion der Waffen SS along with Lotta Svärd volunteers in April 1942.

Singer Aino Palomäki, pianist Alice Pacius, violinist Pippa Haikala and Mrs. Marjatta Martola visit with men of the SS Finnisches Freiwilligen SS Battalion der Waffen SS along with Lotta Svärd volunteers in April

Searchlight Lottas

Lotta Svärd was the most important organisation for women in Finnish history and the worlds largest women’s paramilitary national defence force

Lotta Svärd Yhdistys - Lotta Cup and Saucer

Lotta Svärd was the most important organisation for women in Finnish history and the worlds largest women’s paramilitary national defence force

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