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Finland: Pitkaranta Cross. Instituted: Unknown. Awarded: To members of the 4th Army Corps who participated in fighting in the Pitkaranta, Janisjarvi, Syskyjarvi, Uomaa, Kasnaselka and Laatokka areas.

Awarded: To members of the Army Corps who participated in fighting in the Pitkaranta, Janisjarvi, Syskyjarvi, Uomaa, Kasnaselka and Laatokka areas.

Soviet BT-5 tank captured by the Finnish Army, near Lemetti, Finland, 1940

[Photo] Soviet BT-5 tank captured by the Finnish Army, near Lemetti, Finland, 1940

1940 - Soviet tank captured by the Finnish Army, near Lemetti, Finland.

Jaeger Museum of Finland (Suomen Jääkärimuseo) – Kauhava

Jaeger Museum of Finland (Suomen Jääkärimuseo) - Kauhava - Alternative Finland

HistoCast 84 – I Guerra ruso-finesa | World War II Social Place

The Winter War The remains of a Soviet column in the Battle of Suomussalmi, central Finland, 7 December 1939 - 8 January Much of the captured equipment was instrumental in assisting the beleaguered Finns in their defence against the Red Army.

Finnish Army Lieutnant Genera Harald Öhqvist and Colonel K. Yrjö Takkula, 1937

[Photo] Finnish Army Lieutnant Genera Harald Öhqvist and Colonel K. Yrjö Takkula, 1937

Finnish Army Lieutnant Genera Harald Öhqvist and Colonel K.

Finnish Army Colonel Hjalmar Siilasvuo receiving a briefing during the Battle of Suomussalmi, Finland, Dec 1939-Jan 1940

[Photo] Finnish Army Colonel Hjalmar Siilasvuo receiving a briefing during the Battle of Suomussalmi, Finland, Dec 1939-Jan 1940

[Photo] Finnish Army Colonel Hjalmar Siilasvuo receiving a briefing during the Battle of Suomussalmi, Finland, Dec 1940

Finnish_soldiers_during_the_Winter_War.jpg 860×575 pixels

Finnish_soldiers_during_the_Winter_War.jpg 860×575 pixels

The supply system of the Finnish Army was almost exclusively based on horse-drawn supply convoys since mobility in roadless terrain was deemed vitally important - not that Finland in the 1920’s could have afforted even a modest motorization of it´s forces. Should mobilization of the Field Army be needed, the law forced the agrarian nation to give up most of the civilian horses for the use of the Army.

The supply system of the Finnish Army was almost exclusively based on horse-drawn supply convoys since .

Finland Army | ... Finnish army Finland land ground forces technical data sheet de - Army

Finland Army | ... Finnish army Finland land ground forces technical data sheet de - Army

Finnish Christmas postcard illustration by TOvE JaNSSON featuring Finnish soldiers in a wintery pine forest. Date of issue unknown

Finnish Christmas postcard illustration by TOvE JaNSSON featuring Finnish soldiers in a wintery pine forest. Date of issue unknown

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