Captain in the finnish army Lauri Törni/ Larry A. Thorne. *Birthday 28 May (1919)* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauri_T%C3%B6rni

Captain in the finnish army Lauri Törni/ Larry A. Thorne. *Birthday 28 May (1919)* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauri_T%C3%B6rni

Lotat Pälksaaren sairaalan terassilla Pälkjärvellä - war 1940's

Lotat Pälksaaren sairaalan terassilla Pälkjärvellä - war 1940's

War-time clothing for lottas

War-time clothing for lottas

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

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

Knight of the Mannerheim Cross, lieutenant Kaarlo Heikki Nykänen . Uhtua, 12 August 1943. SA-kuva He commanded a machine gun platoon 1941-42 and was then leader of 3rd Division’s long range patrol unit for most of the war. The unit’s main duties were constant patrolling and hindering of all kinds of enemy activities. Once, he captured hill positions from numerically superior enemy with his 40 men. The Mannerheim Cross was awarded to him 11 days before this photo was taken.

Knight of the Mannerheim Cross, lieutenant Kaarlo Heikki Nykänen . Uhtua, 12 August 1943. SA-kuva He commanded a machine gun platoon 1941-42 and was then leader of 3rd Division’s long range patrol unit for most of the war. The unit’s main duties were constant patrolling and hindering of all kinds of enemy activities. Once, he captured hill positions from numerically superior enemy with his 40 men. The Mannerheim Cross was awarded to him 11 days before this photo was taken.

Various badges for Lotta Svärd, Finnish women's voluntary defense organisation. The blue swastika was used as a symbol of Finland by both Lotta Svärd the Finnish airforce and the Finnish state, first used as such by the artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela, who designed the national heraldic symbol of Finland as a free nation in 1917, using the blue swastika. It was removed after the symbol had become too associated with Nazi Germany during WWII. Lotta Svärd was banned by the Soviet Union in 1944.

Various badges for Lotta Svärd, Finnish women's voluntary defense organisation. The blue swastika was used as a symbol of Finland by both Lotta Svärd the Finnish airforce and the Finnish state, first used as such by the artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela, who designed the national heraldic symbol of Finland as a free nation in 1917, using the blue swastika. It was removed after the symbol had become too associated with Nazi Germany during WWII. Lotta Svärd was banned by the Soviet Union in 1944.

vintage everyday: Black and White Photos of Daily Life in Finland in 1941

vintage everyday: Black and White Photos of Daily Life in Finland in 1941

Lotta Svärd

Lotta Svärd

Viipurin valtausparaati 31.8.1941. Kenraaliluutnantti Oesch tarkastaa joukot Torkkeli Knuutinpojan patsaalla, kaupunginmuseon edustalla. Erkki Majava / SA-KUVA

Viipurin valtausparaati 31.8.1941. Kenraaliluutnantti Oesch tarkastaa joukot Torkkeli Knuutinpojan patsaalla, kaupunginmuseon edustalla. Erkki Majava / SA-KUVA

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