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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.

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.

1952 Summer Olympics Paavo Nurmi and the Olympic Flame. *** Paavo Nurmi (b. 13 June 1897) *** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paavo_Nurmi

1952 Summer Olympics Paavo Nurmi and the Olympic Flame. *** Paavo Nurmi (b. 13 June 1897) *** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paavo_Nurmi

Jean Sibelius, a Finnish composer

Jean Sibelius, a Finnish composer

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

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

Volker von Bonin: Lapset ongella Lauttasaaren sillan korvassa, 1960  © Helsingin kaupunginmuseo

Volker von Bonin: Lapset ongella Lauttasaaren sillan korvassa, 1960 © Helsingin kaupunginmuseo

During World War II some 70,000 Finnish children (Finnish: sotalapset, the 'war children' Swedish: krigsbarn) were evacuated from Finland, chiefly to Sweden, but also to Norway and Denmark.

During World War II some 70,000 Finnish children (Finnish: sotalapset, the 'war children' Swedish: krigsbarn) were evacuated from Finland, chiefly to Sweden, but also to Norway and Denmark.

Tehtaankatu. Photo: Niilo Rydman Kari Rydman

Tehtaankatu. Photo: Niilo Rydman Kari Rydman

Taking care of the gaslight Konstantininkatu Helsinki 1907 (Photo Signe Brander) Meritullinkatu was Konstantininkatu during the years 1820-1928, named for Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich Romanov Helsingin kaupunginmuseo

Taking care of the gaslight Konstantininkatu Helsinki 1907 (Photo Signe Brander) Meritullinkatu was Konstantininkatu during the years 1820-1928, named for Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich Romanov Helsingin kaupunginmuseo

Iitti Myllylä 1926Nordic Thoughts

Iitti Myllylä 1926Nordic Thoughts

Aino and Alvar Aalto during a journey in mainland Europe, in early 1930

Aino and Alvar Aalto during a journey in mainland Europe, in early 1930

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