'Victory in Lapland', Finnish soldiers setting up a Finnish flag on the Norwegian border. Lapland War 1945.  **

'Victory in Lapland', Finnish soldiers setting up a Finnish flag on the Norwegian border. Lapland War Proud to be Finnish!

Finnish Volunteer Battalion of the Waffen-SS soldiers take part for the field Service of worship in Tampere after they have returned back to home, after 2 year of service on the German eastern front 1941-1943 Unit casualties where 255 men killed in action, 686 wounded and 14. The battalion was praised by many Waffen-SS commanders.

Finnish Volunteer Battalion of the Waffen-SS soldiers take part for the field…

Aarne Edward Juutilainen (18 October 1904 – 28 October 1976), nicknamed "The Terror of Morocco", was a Finnish army captain who served in the French Foreign Legion in Morocco between 1930 and 1935. After returning to Finland, he served in the Finnish army and became a national hero in the Battle of Kollaa during the Winter War with Russia. He was wounded three times during World War II.

Aarne Edward Juutilainen October 1904 – 28 October nicknamed "The…

Finnish tank crew member with kitten  http://zveri-zveri.livejournal.com/

Finnish Stug crew member with "Mirre" cat mascot who was always with them, even during a battle. the photo was at the Northern side of the Vuosalmi bridgehead

A family leaving their home in the ceded Finnish territory which became part of Russia, at the end of the WinterWar

A family leaving their home in the ceded Finnish territory which became part of Russia, at the end of the WinterWar Sirpa: This could have been my mother's or father's family. I have many stories of their departure during the winter war.

Winter War evacuees from Karelia - Finland

Winter War evacuees from Karelia Finland Suomen talvisota

Finland's Winter War with Soviet Union during WWII (amazing story about victory against incredible odds)

Finland's Winter War with Soviet Union during WWII (amazing story about victory against incredible odds)

Finnish officers in summer tunics. Winter War

Finnish officers in summer tunics. Winter War, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Finnish child evacuees arriving in Sweden.

Swedish military uniform kv for the Swedish Red Cross, nurse or other Red Cross personnel with Finnish children being evacuated by train to Sweden,

Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim. Marshall Of Finland

Marshall of Finland. He led Finland to Independence, and kept the country free and unoccupied in World War II. He was also the sixth President of Finland, and is considered by some to be the greatest Finn of all time.

In the Winter War Finland stood alone; other countries offered only sympathy and modest assistance. Finnish ski troops inflicted heavy casualties on the Russian army. Finland's survival against overwhelming Russian forces became legendary all over the world.

In the Winter War Finland stood alone; other countries offered only sympathy and modest assistance. Finland's survival against overwhelming Russian forces became legendary all over the world.

Finnish soldier looks at a burning town, 1944

Finnish nazi soldier looks at a burning town, 1944

Simo Häyhän komppanian jouluhartaus katkesi venäläisten keskitykseen. Jouluaattona 1939 Kollaanjoella otettu kuva sotilaspappi Rantamaan jouluhartaudesta on tunnetuimpia talvisodan kuvia. Rantamaan takana Aarne Juutilainen.

Simo Häyhän komppanian jouluhartaus katkesi venäläisten keskitykseen. Jouluaattona 1939 Kollaanjoella otettu kuva sotilaspappi Rantamaan jouluhartaudesta on tunnetuimpia talvisodan kuvia. Rantamaan takana Aarne Juutilainen.

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