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A florishing Finnish town before the war and leaving it to Russia | Postcard from Viipuri, Finland,1934. [Not my caption]

A florishing Finnish town before the war and leaving it to Russia

Tilli, Kalevi - Viipuri. Muistoja kaipuuni kaupungista

Tilli, Kalevi - Viipuri. Muistoja kaipuuni kaupungista

The railway station of Elisenvaara in Kurkijoki (nowadays District of Lakhdenpokhsky, Republic of Karelia, Russia) in the Finnish Karelia ceded to the Soviet Union in The station building was destroyed in bombings in February

Harvinaiset Viipuri-kuvat, Ilta-Sanomat (good links).

Vyborg (Viipuri) - in the time it belonged to Finland

Statue of the Kalevala, a Finnish legend that was the inspiration for Lord of the Rings

Helsinki, Finland /Statue of the Kalevala, a Finnish saga - a source of inspiration for Thee Lord of the Rings

Näkymä Viipurista

Näkymä Viipurista

vyborg stamp - Google-haku

vyborg stamp - Google-haku

Lauri Viita (17 December 1916 – 22 December 1965), Finnish poet and author.

Lauri Viita December 1916 – 22 December Finnish poet and author.

Under fortsättningskriget kunde den finska krigsmakten återta den gamla svensk-finska utposten i öster, Viborg. Här en finsk parad den 31 augusti 1941 efter återerövrandet av staden 1941. I bokpaketet kan du läsa om den svensk-finska expansionen österut och vilken betydelse Viborg hade. Bildkälla SA-Kuva.

Finnish military parade in Viipuri on August after its recapture

In the beginning of the continuation war against the soviet union (19411944), Finnish nationalism and Political-military propaganda were at their loudest in the stamp imagery. The 1941 ‘Re-conquest of Vyborg’ stamp touted the military take-over of a city that had been Finland’s second most important economic and demographic centre before its cession to the Soviet Union after the Winter War (19391940). [not my caption]

A Finnish stamp during war years with the castle of Viipuri on it. The Finns lost Viipuri after the war.

Suomalaiset menettivät Viipurin 20.6.1944 | Finland lost Vyborg (Viipuri) 20 June 1944 - http://www.iltasanomat.fi/kotimaa/art-2000001204353.html

Suomalaiset menettivät Viipurin 20.6.1944 | Finland lost Vyborg (Viipuri) 20 June 1944 - http://www.iltasanomat.fi/kotimaa/art-2000001204353.html

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