Finnish Karelian family, ca. 1945, of Alpo Rautia, evacuated from Karelia as a result of the Second World War, has been allocated land and is now building a homestead into the forest in Askola, Southern Finland. In many cases, including this family, the homestead was but a plot of forest. The house needed to be built and the fields had to be cleared by the family. Note the fir tree which has been left standing by the house. - Finland - Finnish horse
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim. (4 June 1867 – 27 January 1951) was a Finnish military leader and statesman. Widely regarded by Finns and non-Finns alike as the father of the modern independent state of Finland, Mannerheim served as the military leader of the Whites in the Finnish Civil War, Regent of Finland (1918–1919) Commander-in-Chief of Finland's Defence Forces during World War II, Marshal of Finland, and the sixth President of Finland (1944–1946).