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Lottapuvun mallin vakiintuminen otti aikansa. Kuvassa alkuajan pukuja.

Lottapuvun mallin vakiintuminen otti aikansa. Kuvassa alkuajan pukuja.

OLD Finland Lotta Svärd Female Civil Guard Dress WW2

Finland Civil Guard VSS Armband

OLD Finland Lotta Svärd Female Civil Guard Dress WW2

In Finland during World War II, some 242,000 women join Lotta-Svard (named for a fictional Finnish battlefield heroine), making the female paramilitary group the largest volunteer organization in the world.

In Finland during World War II, some women join Lotta-Svard (named for a fictional Finnish battlefield heroine), making the female paramilitary group the largest volunteer organization in the world.(GO FINLAND!

A Finnish lotta, a member of the Lotta Svärd women organisation, watching the skies for Soviet aircraft during January 1940 in northern Finland

A Finnish lotta, a member of the Lotta Svärd women organisation, watching the skies for Soviet aircraft during January 1940 in northern Finland Winter War

Lotta Svärd museum, Tuusula, Finland.  Very interesting displays of Finnish women's contributions in wartime.

Lotta Museum (is maintained by the Lotta Svärd Foundation), Tuusula, Finland. Very interesting displays of Finnish women's contributions in wartime.

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

Lotta Svärd Yhdistys - But despite everything, romance flourished. Boys will be boys and Girls will be girls….

Finland Finnish  Civil Guard and Lotta Svärd Blue Cross

Finland Civil Guard VSS Armband

Finland Finnish Civil Guard and Lotta Svärd Blue Cross

Civil Guards Lotta. Lotta Svärd, Finnish women's voluntary defense organisation that was later banned by the Soviet Union.

Lotta Svärd, Finnish women's voluntary defense organisation that was later banned by the Soviet Union.

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. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Lotta Svärd volunteer Ellen Kiuru posing at an air raid warning post in Lahdenpohja, Finland. July 11th, 1942. [3000 x 1987]

Lotta Svärd volunteer Ellen Kiuru posing at an air raid warning post in Lahdenpohja, Finland. July [[MORE]] DeliciousGlue: Lotta Svärd was a Finnish voluntary auxiliary paramilitary.

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