Finnish nurse from the third division of the Waffen-SS “Totenkopf”, Soviet Russia, 1942.

Finnish nurse from the third division of the Waffen-SS “Totenkopf”, Soviet Russia,

Civil Guards Lotta. Lotta Svärd, Finnish women's voluntary defense organisation that was later banned by the Soviet Union.

Lotta Svärd, Finnish women's voluntary defense organisation that was later banned by the Soviet Union.

SISU: The Lotta Svard was the largest women's auxiliary at the time of World War II. The Lotta's did many things from cooking to air craft look out, sometimes in very dangerous situations.

SISU: The Lotta Svard was the largest women's auxiliary at the time of World War II. The Lotta's did many things from cooking to air craft look out, sometimes in very dangerous situations. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

‘Lotta Svärd Ilmavalonta members on exercise, Summer 1938’  Source: http  #Lotta Svard #Finland #WWII

Lotta Svärd Ilmavalonta members on exercise, Summer Finland

Finnish women helped the war effort in many ways.  In this photograph they are cleaning the brick for re-use in construction after the bombing of Jyväskylä.

Finnish women helped the war effort in many ways. In this photograph they are cleaning the brick for re-use in construction after the bombing of Jyväskylä.

Tiedätkö mistä Lotta Svärd -järjestö sai nimensä? J. L. Runebergin Vänrikki Stoolin tarinoihin kuuluvasta runosta "Lotta Svärd". Runossa sotamies Svärd ottaa vaimonsa mukaan rintamalle. Kun mies saa surmansa, Lotta jää taistelutantereelle huolehtimaan toisista sotilaista. Päämajamuseo (Headquarters Museum), Mikkeli

Tiedätkö mistä Lotta Svärd -järjestö sai nimensä? J. L. Runebergin Vänrikki Stoolin tarinoihin kuuluvasta runosta "Lotta Svärd". Runossa sotamies Svärd ottaa vaimonsa mukaan rintamalle. Kun mies saa surmansa, Lotta jää taistelutantereelle huolehtimaan toisista sotilaista. Päämajamuseo (Headquarters Museum), Mikkeli

Lottia lumipuvuissa jatkosodan aikana 13.1.1942 Members of Lotta Svärd (Finnish Women´s Auxiliary Defence Service) during the Continuation War

Lottia lumipuvuissa jatkosodan aikana Members of Lotta Svärd (Finnish Women´s Auxiliary Defence Service) during the Continuation War


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