Lotta Svärd

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But despite everything, romance flourished. Boys will be boys and Girls will be girls…. (not my caption)

But despite everything, romance flourished. Boys will be boys and Girls will be girls…. (not my caption)

Ambush, 1999, is a Finnish war movie that takes place during the Continuation War, in which Finland reluctantly allied itself with Germany in order to resist Russian invasion. It should be noted that Finnish Jews fought with conspicuous bravery in this war  and Marshall Mannerheim, the great Finnish leader refused to hand over Finnish Jews to the Nazis. Anyway, our film follows the exploits of Lt. Eero Perkola, Peter Franzen, and Irina Björklund as Kaarina Vainikainen, Lt. Perkola’s love…

Ambush, 1999, is a Finnish war movie that takes place during the Continuation War, in which Finland reluctantly allied itself with Germany in order to resist Russian invasion. It should be noted that Finnish Jews fought with conspicuous bravery in this war and Marshall Mannerheim, the great Finnish leader refused to hand over Finnish Jews to the Nazis. Anyway, our film follows the exploits of Lt. Eero Perkola, Peter Franzen, and Irina Björklund as Kaarina Vainikainen, Lt. Perkola’s love…

Lotat Pälksaaren sairaalan terassilla Pälkjärvellä - war 1940's

Lotat Pälksaaren sairaalan terassilla Pälkjärvellä - war 1940's

SISU: The Lotta Svard was the largest women's auxiliary at the time of World War II. The Lotta's did many things from cooking to air craft look out, sometimes in very dangerous situations.

SISU: The Lotta Svard was the largest women's auxiliary at the time of World War II. The Lotta's did many things from cooking to air craft look out, sometimes in very dangerous situations.

frauleinkitty: “ Soldier with a Lotta Svard" pin by Paolo Marzioli

frauleinkitty: “ Soldier with a Lotta Svard" pin by Paolo Marzioli

A Finnish Lotta volunteer nurse-aid tends to a wounded Finnish soldier in Karelia during the ongoing Finnish-Soviet Continuation War. August 1941.

A Finnish Lotta volunteer nurse-aid tends to a wounded Finnish soldier in Karelia during the ongoing Finnish-Soviet Continuation War. August 1941.

Tiedätkö mistä Lotta Svärd -järjestö sai nimensä? J. L. Runebergin Vänrikki Stoolin tarinoihin kuuluvasta runosta "Lotta Svärd". Runossa sotamies Svärd ottaa vaimonsa mukaan rintamalle. Kun mies saa surmansa, Lotta jää taistelutantereelle huolehtimaan toisista sotilaista. Päämajamuseo (Headquarters Museum), Mikkeli

Tiedätkö mistä Lotta Svärd -järjestö sai nimensä? J. L. Runebergin Vänrikki Stoolin tarinoihin kuuluvasta runosta "Lotta Svärd". Runossa sotamies Svärd ottaa vaimonsa mukaan rintamalle. Kun mies saa surmansa, Lotta jää taistelutantereelle huolehtimaan toisista sotilaista. Päämajamuseo (Headquarters Museum), Mikkeli

Salme Setälä ja Verna Erikson (behind, with binoculars) at a firing range used by militia from the Finnish University of Technology, in the spring of 1918.

Salme Setälä ja Verna Erikson (behind, with binoculars) at a firing range used by militia from the Finnish University of Technology, in the spring of 1918.

Lotta tervehtii marsalkka Mannerheimiä - Lotta avec le maréchal Mannerheim.

Lotta tervehtii marsalkka Mannerheimiä - Lotta avec le maréchal Mannerheim.

Portrait of Fanni Luukkonen, 1940s

[Photo] Portrait of Fanni Luukkonen, 1940s

Portrait of Fanni Luukkonen, 1940s

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