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Jatkosodan tuntematon tausta | Elävä arkisto | Radio | Areena | yle.fi

Jatkosodan tuntematon tausta | Elävä arkisto | Radio | Areena | yle.fi

Simo Häyhä, also known as “The White Death” is widely regarded as the most skilled and successful sniper there ever was. Born 17 Dec. 1905.

Simo Häyhä, also known as “The White Death” is widely regarded as the most skilled and successful sniper there ever was.

1940- Finnish nurse gives one of the first Canadian and American volunteers with the Finns his first lesson in how to keep from freezing.

Finnish nurse gives one of the first Canadian and American volunteers with the Finns his first lesson in how to keep from freezing. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

A 13 year old member of the "White Guards". - Finnish Civil War (click for more Civil Guard and Red Guard photos)

The Suojeluskuntas in the – the Finnish Civil Guard - Suojeluskunta Boy Unit Member

A Finnish armored train en route to undisclosed destination. In the foreground the AA gun is a Swedish Bofors 40-mm, one of the most widely deployed by both the Allies and the Axis during WW2. The cannon remains in service as of 2013 making it both one of the longest-serving artillery pieces of all time as well as one of the most widespread. Bofors itself is, since March 2005, a part of BAE Systems AB.

A Finnish armored train en route to undisclosed destination. In the foreground…

Lauri Törni aka Larry Thorne, you know him. North of Lake Tolvajärvi. June 27, 1944.

Colourized WWII photos from Finland

Lauri Torni [[MORE]] Lauri Torni (Larry Thorne) fought against communism in the Finnish Army, German Waffen SS, and American Green Berets.

Lauri Allan Törni aka Larry Thorne was a Finnish soldier who fought under 3 flags:Finnish, Nazi Germany,US.Thorne fought against the USSR both as a Finnish soldier and Waffen SS.The Russians put a price on his head during the Finno-USSR war because of his battle feats.Postwar,Thorne entered the US illegally but in 1954 was inducted into the US Army and was among the first to join the Special Forces.Thorne was killed in Vietnam in 1965.He is buried at Arlington Ntl Cemetery.

Lauri Allan Törni aka Larry Thorne was a Finnish soldier who fought under 3 flags:Finnish, Nazi Germany,US.Thorne fought against the USSR both as a Finnish soldier and Waffen SS.The Russians put a price on his head during the Finno-USSR war because of his

Suur-Suomen kartta, sen maakunnat, kaupungit, rataverkko ja sotavoimien sijoituspaikat.

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Sniper Simo Häyhä with his division commander after receiving honorary rifle. Kollaa, Ladoga Karelia, February 17, 1940

Sniper Simo Häyhä with his division commander after receiving honorary rifle…

[Photo] Simo Häyhä, 1939-1940

[Photo] Simo Häyhä, 1939-1940

The Finnish sniper with 500 Soviet kills in just 100 days (image heavy)

keeping an eye on the situation in the trenches. A man looks like he is having a hard day. An impressive collection of decorations: wounded badge, assault badge (infantry), close combat clasp, Iron Cross ribbon. Russian Jan.-Feb. 1944

Eastern Front, Has Close Combat Clasp, Iron Cross 1 and Infantry Assault Badge and a wound badge.

Esercito Finnico - Soldato armato con un fucile mitragliatore Suomi:

Finnish soldier armed with Suomi machine gun facing a destroyed Soviet invasion tank.

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