A bestseller in Finland, the English-language version of Sander’s book draws on interviews with both Finnish and Russian veterans of the war, in addition to a bountiful archive of articles from both the Western and Finnish press. (not my caption).
Kauppatori Helsinki 1910 Ester Stockmann, Berta Fazer and Karl Stockmann - photo credti: Helsingin kaupunginmuseo
Jean Sibelius with his wife Aino and the previous President of Finland, Mannerheim, in Sibelius' 70th birthday reception. #Mannerheim #Sibelius
Finnish civilians dive to the ground as sirens warn about approaching Soviet bombers. Apparently there’s no air raid shelter anywhere nearby. Winter War, 1940.
Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (4 June 1867 – 27 January 1951) One of the greatest political military leaders of the 20th century. With utmost political diplomacy coupled with military shewdness he was almost single handledly responsible for ensuring freedom and independence for Finland not just at one time but three times! *** Mannerheim's birthday, 4 June, is celebrated as the Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Gustaf_Emil_Mannerheim