The Hakkapeliitta were Finnish light cavalrymen in the service of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden during the Thirty Years' War in the They were known to be mobile and efficient in battle and they excelled in sudden attacks, raiding and charging.
A Finnish infantryman, with his Suomi sub-machine gun during the Battle of Vuosalmi in Karelian Isthmus, Finland as part of the Continuation War, between Finland and the Soviet Union. July (Note he wears a Czechoslovakia helmet), pin by Paolo Marzioli
Coat of arms of Finland. The coat of arms of Finland is a crowned lion on a red field, the right foreleg replaced with an armoured hand brandishing a sword, trampling on a sabre with the hindpaws. The coat of arms was originally created around the year