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Coffee break on the front line.

Coffee break on the front line.

YLE English News: 'For some, wounds of the Winter War remain' 2009 (2012) pic: Talvisota alkoi klo 6.50 aamulla. (The Winter War began at 6.50 in the morning)

YLE English News: 'For some, wounds of the Winter War remain' 2009 pic: Talvisota alkoi klo aamulla. (The Winter War began at in the morning)

jatkosota - Google Search

jatkosota - Google Search

Lotta Funeral

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

Finnish schoolchildren collecting lichens in Kitee during World War I. Lichens were used to treat wounds.  They were also used as emergency food during times of famine in Finland. Photo credit: Pajapellon nurkasta/blogspo

Finnish schoolchildren collecting lichens in Kitee during World War I Lichens were used to treat wounds. They were also used as emergency food during times of famine in Finland photo credit:.

Finnish Wartime

Finnish soldiers on skis in winter camouflage with reindeer pulling sleds with supplies. How is that for exotic – Nordic style? The Winter War, Finland. (After Soviet attack – sound familiar?

Meterological Lottas at work

Lotta Svärd Yhdistys - Meterological Lottas at work

Nro 162 20/10 -34. Lottien piirikurssit. Päivystäjä ja lotat pöytään menossa.

Nro 162 20/10 -34. Lottien piirikurssit. Päivystäjä ja lotat pöytään menossa.

Maavoimat Lotta Svard Signals personnel operating a “B-Radio” – Summer 1940... the Lotta Svard volunteers made a substantial contribution to the Maavoimat’s combat strength, freeing up enough men to form an additional 3 Regimental Battle Groups, Finland

Maavoimat Lotta Svard Signals personnel operating a “B-Radio” – Summer the Lotta Svard volunteers made a substantial contribution to the Maavoimat’s combat strength, freeing up enough men to form an additional 3 Regimental Battle Groups, Finland

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

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

Evacuation of civilians during the Continuation War Finland July 1 1941

Small-Lottas operating a Telephone Switchboard

Lotta Svärd Yhdistys - Small-Lottas operating a Telephone Switchboard

In Helsinki, a Finnish mother shelters her children during a Soviet air raid, on 31 Dec 1939. The USSR invaded Finland a month prior, but the Finns inflicted grievous casualties and crippled the Red Army's advance.

In Helsinki, a Finnish mother shelters her children during a Soviet air raid, on 31 Dec The USSR invaded Finland a month prior, but the Finns inflicted grievous casualties and crippled the Red Army's advance.

Evakuointi – Wikipedia

Evakuointi – Wikipedia

Finnish Lotta Svard Nurse during the Winter War, 1939-1940

Finnish Lotta Svard Nurse during the Winter War,

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