Lotta-Svärd

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Lotta with Horse (the Finnish Army relied on thousands of horses for transport, these tied up a great number of personnel, by 1939 most of whom were Lottas)

Lotta Eeva Jokela and friend - Lotta Svärd was a Finnish women’s voluntary military organisation which performed auxiliary defence work between 1921 and - Finnish horse

Lotta field kitchen

Lotta Svärd Yhdistys - Lotta Field Kitchen in operation – this unit is from Oulo

Small-Lottas - 1930

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

Young Finnish girls of the Lotta Svärd voluntary auxiliary paramilitary organization for women and girls practice first-aid techniques during the ongoing Finnish-Soviet Continuation War. During the war, the organization mobilized to replace men conscripted into the army. It served in hospitals, at air raid warning positions, and other auxiliary tasks in close cooperation with the army. By 1944, the Lotta Svärd organization was the world’s largest unarmed female voluntary defense organization…

Young Finnish girls of the Lotta Svärd voluntary auxiliary paramilitary organization for women and girls practice first-aid techniques during the ongoing Finnish-Soviet Continuation War.

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Volunteers from Lotta svärd organisation taking care about sick horse, Finland, ww2

Volunteers from Lotta svärd organisation taking care about sick horse, Finland, For Ben

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Lotta Svärd Yhdistys - Lotta Searchlight Unit posing for Foreign Photographers

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

Statue of Lotta Svärd by Nina Sailo, 2001. The sculpture is erected by the Lotta -perinneyhdistys ry of Turku Region. The bronze sculpture is the second casting from the Lotta statue in Lappeenranta. The red granite pedestal was manufactured in the carving shop of Loimaan Kivi Oy. The year 2001 marked the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the Lotta Svärd organisation. In 1921–1944, the Lotta Svärd organisation in Finland gave nearly 250 000 Finnish women a chance to serve their…

Statue of Lotta Svärd by Nina Sailo, 2001. The sculpture is erected by the Lotta -perinneyhdistys ry of Turku Region. The bronze sculpture is the second casting from the Lotta statue in Lappeenranta. The red granite pedestal was manufactured in the carving shop of Loimaan Kivi Oy. The year 2001 marked the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the Lotta Svärd organisation. In 1921–1944, the Lotta Svärd organisation in Finland gave nearly 250 000 Finnish women a chance to serve their…

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

Portrait of Fanni Luukkonen, 1940s

[Photo] Portrait of Fanni Luukkonen, 1940s

Lottakenraali Fanny Luukkonen chairwoman of the organization from 1929 to 1944

Lotta Svärd dress with areal sleeve band

Lotta Svärd dress with areal sleeve band

Lotta-Svärd 1939-1940 -kirja

Lotta-Svärd 1939-1940 -kirja

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