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Coffee break on the front line.

Coffee break on the front line.

100 tarinaa sodasta veteraanien haastattelut Ilmari Koppinen - Suomi 100 - Ilta-Sanomat

100 tarinaa sodasta veteraanien haastattelut Ilmari Koppinen - Suomi 100 - Ilta-Sanomat

Viipuria katsottuna "pilvenpiirtäjän" katolta. Viipuri

Viipuria katsottuna "pilvenpiirtäjän" katolta. Viipuri

Firefighters fighting a blaze in Kajaani during the Winter War    photo credit: Iltalehti

February 1940 Firefighters attempt to put out a bombing fire in Kajaani, Finland. By February it was clear that the Finns could not hold out much longer, with all reserves in active duty and no replacements for the exhausted troops.

Mannerheim-ristin ritarit - 191 sankaritarinaa - Kotimaa - Ilta-Sanomat

IS esittelee Mannerheim-ristin ritarit - lue 191 sankaritarinaa

Winter War evacuees from Karelia Finland Suomen talvisota 1939-1940

Winter War evacuees from Karelia Finland Suomen talvisota

Lotta Svärd was a Finnish women’s voluntary military organisation which performed auxiliary defence work between 1921 and 1944.

Lotta Svärd was a Finnish women’s voluntary military organisation which performed auxiliary defence work between 1921 and

Sairasmaja: 10kk ikäinen Outi Hellevi Henriikka Pyhäjärvi. Sotilaat löysivät hänet 3kk ikäisenä eräästä saunasta Pyhäjärvellä vanhan sokean mummon hoivaamana ja toivat hänet sairasmajan hyvään hoitoon. Vieljärvi 1942.04.27. SA-kuva.

Sairasmaja: 10kk ikäinen Outi Hellevi Henriikka Pyhäjärvi. Sotilaat löysivät hänet 3kk ikäisenä eräästä saunasta Pyhäjärvellä vanhan sokean mummon hoivaamana ja toivat hänet sairasmajan hyvään hoitoon. Vieljärvi 1942.04.27. SA-kuva.

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.

Napinläven neulontaa, Pukutehdas, Riihimäki 27.8.1941. SA-kuva-arkisto. - making buttonholes

Napinläven neulontaa, Pukutehdas, Riihimäki 27.8.1941. SA-kuva-arkisto. - making buttonholes

Finnish and Scandinavian resources, Emigration and emigrant from Finland 19th and 20th century, Database and articles

Sydaby Finnish and Scandinavian Resources Based in Finland, this website covers information about emigration from ports in Finland and Swedish-Finland.

Those were the days when Suomen Pukutehdas touched everyone.

Those were the days when Suomen Pukutehdas touched everyone.

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