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Maavoimat Lotta Svard Signals personnel operating a “B-Radio” – Summer 1940... the Lotta Svard volunteers made a substantial contribution to the Maavoimat’s combat strength, freeing up enough men to form an additional 3 Regimental Battle Groups, Finland

Maavoimat Lotta Svard Signals personnel operating a “B-Radio” – Summer 1940... the Lotta Svard volunteers made a substantial contribution to the Maavoimat’s combat strength, freeing up enough men to form an additional 3 Regimental Battle Groups, Finland

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Lotta Svärd

Lotta Svärd

Lotta Svärd members

Lotta Svärd members

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

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

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 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 Svärd Yhdistys - Lotta Searchlight Unit in action

Lotta Svärd Yhdistys - Lotta Searchlight Unit in action

Finnish Lottas singing during Continuation War photo credit: Northern Ostrobothnia museum - Lotta Svärd was a Finnish women’s voluntary military organisation which performed auxiliary defence work between 1921 and 1944.

Finnish Lottas singing during Continuation War photo credit: Northern Ostrobothnia museum - Lotta Svärd was a Finnish women’s voluntary military organisation which performed auxiliary defence work between 1921 and 1944.

Soldier with Lotta Svard member

Soldier with Lotta Svard member

Member of Lotta Svärd putting ID card in her pocket while saying good byes to her relatives before starting her journey towards the eastern border. Helsinki, 20 June 1941.

Member of Lotta Svärd putting ID card in her pocket while saying good byes to her relatives before starting her journey towards the eastern border. Helsinki, 20 June 1941.

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