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Unknown Red Soldiers, Finnish Civil War, 1918.

Unknown Red Soldiers, Finnish Civil War, 1918.

A 13 year old member of the "White Guards". - Finnish Civil War (click for more Civil Guard and Red Guard photos)

A 13 year old member of the "White Guards". - Finnish Civil War (click for more Civil Guard and Red Guard photos)

Female Red Guard member Hilja Eskelinen who fought in Finnish Civil War in the Viipuri Womens' Company of the Red Guard, alongside with 150 other women, 1918

Female Red Guard member Hilja Eskelinen who fought in Finnish Civil War in the Viipuri Womens' Company of the Red Guard, alongside with 150 other women, 1918

Child soldiers of the Finnish Red Guards, Civil War, Pikku punakaartilaisia, Kymi

Child soldiers of the Finnish Red Guards, Civil War, Pikku punakaartilaisia, Kymi

The Warfare Historian: Finland's Civil War 1918: Red & White Suomi and the Kinship Wars, 1918-1922 - 'White Volunteers'

The Warfare Historian: Finland's Civil War 1918: Red & White Suomi and the Kinship Wars, 1918-1922 - 'White Volunteers'

Woman of the Red Guard Civil War Finland

Woman of the Red Guard Civil War Finland

Onni Kokko,14 years old white guard soldier (left) and Arvo Koivisto, 13 years old red guard soldier (right). Kokko wounded in battle of Tampere and died in Vaasa, Koivisto was executed by white guard.

Onni Kokko,14 years old white guard soldier (left) and Arvo Koivisto, 13 years old red guard soldier (right). Kokko wounded in battle of Tampere and died in Vaasa, Koivisto was executed by white guard.

Lapsisotilaat (child soldiers) during the Finnish Civil War. Both armies used juvenile soldiers, mainly between 14 and 17 years of age, the most famous example being Urho Kekkonen who fought for the White Army and later became the longest-serving president of Finland. The Red Guards also included 2,000 female troops, mostly girls, recruited from the industrial centres in southern Finland.

Lapsisotilaat (child soldiers) during the Finnish Civil War. Both armies used juvenile soldiers, mainly between 14 and 17 years of age, the most famous example being Urho Kekkonen who fought for the White Army and later became the longest-serving president of Finland. The Red Guards also included 2,000 female troops, mostly girls, recruited from the industrial centres in southern Finland.

German Red Cross men bringing in wounded Finnish Red Guard 1918.

German Red Cross men bringing in wounded Finnish Red Guard 1918.

Red guard patrol in Helsinki

Red guard patrol in Helsinki

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