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Something old Something new Something borrowed Something blue Little bits of Finland and anything Finnish around the world, in the past or in the present. If something borrowed is yours and you do not like it in this format, or think it's not properly credited let me know and I will change or delete it. You probably won't like or be interested in everything I put on this page, but hopefully you'll find a few things or learn something new about Finland.

Lauri Allan Törni aka Larry Thorne was a Finnish soldier who fought under 3 flags:Finnish, Nazi Germany,US.Thorne fought against the USSR both as a Finnish soldier and Waffen SS.The Russians put a price on his head during the Finno-USSR war because of his battle feats.Postwar,Thorne entered the US illegally but in 1954 was inducted into the US Army and was among the first to join the Special Forces.Thorne was killed in Vietnam in 1965.He is buried at Arlington Ntl Cemetery.

Lauri Allan Törni aka Larry Thorne was a Finnish soldier who fought under 3 flags:Finnish, Nazi Germany,US.Thorne fought against the USSR both as a Finnish soldier and Waffen SS.The Russians put a price on his head during the Finno-USSR war because of his battle feats.Postwar,Thorne entered the US illegally but in 1954 was inducted into the US Army and was among the first to join the Special Forces.Thorne was killed in Vietnam in 1965.He is buried at Arlington Ntl Cemetery.

Colonization in Finland during Bronze Age/ Suomen asutus pronssikaudella  Kuva: Museovirasto

Museovirasto

Museovirasto on kulttuuriperinnön asiantuntija, palvelujen tuottaja, toimialansa kehittäjä ja viranomainen. Kartutamme, hoidamme ja esittelemme kulttuurihistori

Mauno Koivisto (born November 25, 1923) was the ninth President of Finland from 1982 to 1994. He also served as Prime Minister 1968–1970 and 1979–1982. In 1939 When the Winter War started, he was at the age of 16 and joined the a homefront firefighting unit and later during the Continuation War, Koivisto served in the Infantry Detachment Törni, led by the famous Lauri Törni, which was a reconnaissance detachment operating behind the enemy lines and open to selected volunteers only. During…

The World Wars

. . . And more. I have a love for photographs and I post anything that I find interesting! Mostly...

Potez Fouga CM-170 Magister.As the classic image of the French air force's elite Patrouille, the V-tailed, two-seat Fouga Magister belongs on any list of top post-war French aircraft. The Magister also served ably as a lead-in jet trainer for the air force pilots of many nations. France replaced the Magister’s place in the Patrouille with the Franco-German Alpha Jet. Flightglobal's MiliCAS database records Cameroon as being the only remaining user of the Magister, with six trainers in…

OOH-LA-LA: Top Ten all-French flyers

To coincide with Dassault's glitzy roll-out of the wide-body Falcon 5X business jet on 2 June, and as the aerospace industry prepares to travel to Le Bourget for the Paris air show, our Top 10 feature looks at some of the most significant and iconic French aircraft of the post-Second World War era.

Gloster Gladiator / J8 (278 'H') In the clrs of F19 in Finland in the 1939-40 Winter War.Swedish Air Force Museum

Gloster Gladiator / J8 (278 'H') In the clrs of F19 in Finland in the 1939-40 Winter War.Swedish Air Force Museum

Finnish long-range jäger, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Sissi / Finnish long-range jäger

Sissi (Finnish light infantry) In Finland, long-range patrols (kaukopartio = long-range scouts) were especially notable during World W...

Larry Thorne (Lauri Törni) in Vietnam, serving with the 5th Special Forces Group (Green Berets/Airborne) sometime in early 1965, before his transfer to MACV-SOG. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Warm thrill of confussion

soviet-red: “ Guns I Want: Yugoslavian M56 A copy of the innovative Nazi German MP-40, but different in a couple of ways. The gun features a curved magazine and a longer length compared to its MP-40...

Kuvassa Olavi Paavolainen. Teoksessa Sodan värit. Valokuvia Suomesta vuosilta 1941-1944 (WSOY 2000) s. 181

Kuvassa Olavi Paavolainen.

Kuvassa Olavi Paavolainen. Teoksessa Sodan värit. Valokuvia Suomesta vuosilta 1941-1944 (WSOY 2000) s. 181: ?Tuntematon sotilas ajopuulla: Olavi Paavolai...

Lauri Toerni

Lauri Toerni

Finnish Air Force Bae Hawk Mk 51,at low level in the Mach Loop.

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Finnish Air Force SAAB J-35BS "Draken"

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Saab 35 BS Finnish Air Force