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Suomalaisen ja vertailevan kansanrunouden seminaari Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seuran kansanrunousarkistossa. Elli-Kaija Köngäs lukee seminaariesitelmäänsä, puheenjohtajana Martti Haavio. Kuva: 1951, Yrjö Lintunen (SKS, kirjallisuusarkisto).

SKS:n talon historia

Helsinki, Napoleon, Finland

Medical train carrying wounded soldiers from the front, Finland

Medical train carrying wounded soldiers from the front, Finland

War hospital in the field, Kuusan hovi. The surgery | Kuusaan hovin kenttäsairaalan leikkaussali. Muolaa 1941.08.27

War hospital in the field, Kuusan hovi. The surgery | Kuusaan hovin kenttäsairaalan leikkaussali. Muolaa 1941.08.27

Created as an auxiliary arm of the Finnish Civil Guard, the Lotta Svärd filled all manner of roles during the war years, from mending uniforms of the men to manning spotting towers to keep an eye for air raids. Some 170,000 women served as Lottas at its peak, as well as 50,000 more in its youth branch.

Created as an auxiliary arm of the Finnish Civil Guard, the Lotta Svärd filled all manner of roles during the war years, from mending uniforms of the men to manning spotting towers to keep an eye for.

The Soviet air forces bombed Helsinki   & other major Finnish cities. Eventually the Soviet strategic offensive in 1944 drove the Finns from most of the territories they had gained but the Finnish Army fought it to a standstill in July 1944. Cease-fire ended the hostilities in Sept & Moscow Armistice officially ending the hostilities in the same month. The Paris peace treaty concluded the war formally in 1947. Finland ceded Petsamo, rented Porkkala to the Soviet Union & paid reparations.

The Soviet air forces bombed Helsinki & other major Finnish cities. Eventually the Soviet strategic offensive in 1944 drove the Finns from most of the territories they had gained but the Finnish Army fought it to a standstill in July 1944. Cease-fire ended the hostilities in Sept & Moscow Armistice officially ending the hostilities in the same month. The Paris peace treaty concluded the war formally in 1947. Finland ceded Petsamo, rented Porkkala to the Soviet Union & paid reparations.

Alexsei crouches behind his toy yacht - onboard the Standart.

Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov of Russia's toy yacht on the Imperial yacht.

Loading evacuated cattle into railway wagons

Loading evacuated cattle into railway wagons

The amazing story of Finland in World War II, 1939-1945

The amazing story of Finland in World War II, 1939-1945

Thirteen-year-old Veikko Rantala lies wounded in Lieksanjoki Military hospital during World War II.

1918 - Nikolainkirkossa (nyk. Tuomiokirkko) pidetyn juhlajumalanpalveluksen jälkeen Mannerheim ja hallituksen edustajat ottivat  paraatijoukkojen ohimarssin vastaan Runebergin patsaan luona.  Kuva blogista: Vanhaa paperia vain

1918 - Nikolainkirkossa (nyk. Tuomiokirkko) pidetyn juhlajumalanpalveluksen jälkeen Mannerheim ja hallituksen edustajat ottivat paraatijoukkojen ohimarssin vastaan Runebergin patsaan luona. Kuva blogista: Vanhaa paperia vain

Former US President Herbert Hoover, Dr. van Loon, and Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia raising funds for Finland for the Winter War, New York, NY, 20 Dec 1939. "Let's Help Finland" event held at Madison Square Gardens.

Today in World War II History—December 20, 1939 & 1944

Former US President Herbert Hoover, Dr. van Loon, and Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia raising funds for Finland for the Winter War. "Let's Help Finland" event at Madison Square Gardens, 20 December

Young Finnish girls of the Lotta Svärd voluntary auxiliary paramilitary organization for women and girls practice first-aid techniques during the ongoing Finnish-Soviet Continuation War. During the war, the organization mobilized to replace men conscripted into the army. It served in hospitals, at air raid warning positions, and other auxiliary tasks in close cooperation with the army. By 1944, the Lotta Svärd organization was the world’s largest unarmed female voluntary defense organization…

Young Finnish girls of the Lotta Svärd voluntary auxiliary paramilitary organization for women and girls practice first-aid techniques during the ongoing Finnish-Soviet Continuation War.

Christmas street view 1966. Photo: Asko Rysä. Published in Helsinki and Her People.

Forum Christmas street in Helsinki Photo by Asko Rysä. Published in 'Helsinki and Her People'

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