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Lotat talvivaatteissa ja suojeluskuntalainen tornin juurella

Lotat talvivaatteissa ja suojeluskuntalainen tornin juurella

Female Finnish of paramilitary organization Lotta Svard watching the skies for enemy aircraft. Winter War. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

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

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. My aunt, Anna Kallio, was a Lotta :-) She was just

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….

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

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.

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.

OLD Finland Lotta Svärd Female Civil Guard Dress WW2

Finland Civil Guard VSS Armband

OLD Finland Lotta Svärd Female Civil Guard Dress WW2

Funeral of Lotta Svärd member Aimi Knuuttila, Tampere, Finland, 1941

[Photo] Funeral of Lotta Svärd member Aimi Knuuttila, Tampere, Finland, 1941

Funeral of Lotta Svärd member Aimi Knuuttila, Tampere, Finland - 1941

Well protected from the cold weather, a member of Finland's women's army, the Lotta Svärd, takes part in air raid precautions practice in 1940 (right).

28 Badass Historic Pictures Of Women During WWII

Historic Pictures Of Women During WWII - Well protected from the cold weather, a member of Finland’s women’s army, the Lotta Svärd, takes part in air raid precautions practice in 1940

Lotta with Horse (the Finnish Army relied on thousands of horses for transport, these tied up a great number of personnel, by 1939 most of whom were Lottas)

Lotta Eeva Jokela and friend - Lotta Svärd was a Finnish women’s voluntary military organisation which performed auxiliary defence work between 1921 and - Finnish horse

Statue of Lotta Svärd by Nina Sailo, 2001. The sculpture is erected by the Lotta -perinneyhdistys ry of Turku Region. The bronze sculpture is the second casting from the Lotta statue in Lappeenranta. The red granite pedestal was manufactured in the carving shop of Loimaan Kivi Oy.  The year 2001 marked the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the Lotta Svärd organisation. In 1921–1944, the Lotta Svärd organisation in Finland gave nearly 250 000 Finnish women a chance to serve their…

Statue of Lotta Svärd by Nina Sailo, 2001. The sculpture is erected by the Lotta -perinneyhdistys ry of Turku Region. The bronze sculpture is the second casting from the Lotta statue in Lappeenranta. The red granite pedestal was manufactured in the carving shop of Loimaan Kivi Oy. The year 2001 marked the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the Lotta Svärd organisation. In 1921–1944, the Lotta Svärd organisation in Finland gave nearly 250 000 Finnish women a chance to serve their…

"Lotta Svärd" was a women's auxiliary organization in Finland that began about the time of World War I, and by World War II was the largest group of its kind in the world (impressive for a nation of four million!)  A Lotta's assigned duties could include taking care of horses, nursing, aircraft lookout, and cooking.

Lotta Svärd Yhdistys - Lotta medic at work – Winter War

Lotta Svärd Finland Suomen talvisota 1939-1940

Lotta Svärd Finland Suomen talvisota 1939-1940

Lotta Svärd Nurses, Finland 1942.         “Ennen kun Suomessa        taisteltiin, tuli morsioksi hän sotilaan; Ja Svard kun lähtöhön        käskettiin,  han vei Lottansa mukanaan.”

Lotta Svärd Nurses, Finland 1942. “Ennen kun Suomessa taisteltiin, tuli morsioksi hän sotilaan; Ja Svard kun lähtöhön käskettiin, han vei Lottansa mukanaan.”

Arabia, kahvikuppi, Lotta Svärd | Astiataivas.fi - Vanhojen astioiden ystävien löytöpaikka

Arabia, kahvikuppi, Lotta Svärd | Astiataivas.fi - Vanhojen astioiden ystävien löytöpaikka

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