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Title: Finland in World War II Pictures
Post by: Ironchef on June 06, 2013, 05:25:51 PM
Last month the Finnish Defence Forces put an archive of 160,000 WWII-era photographs online. The images record the war years from 1939 to 1945, spanning three conflicts the Finns recognize as the Winter War (against an invading Soviet Union), the Continuation War (striking against the Soviets alongside the Germans) and the Lapland War (against the Germans for control of Lapland). After spending hours poring through this fascinating archive, I've gathered this collection, just a glimpse of what was made available. A couple of notes on the images -- the swastika was used as the official national marking of the Finnish Air Force and Tank Corps between 1918 and 1945, and all captions were relatively brief, and written in Finnish, so please let me know in the comments if there are any mistakes, or if you can elaborate on what is pictured.

For More Pics: http://sa-kuva.fi/ (http://sa-kuva.fi/)

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A soldier with a pack Reindeer, on slippery ice, near the tiny village of Nautsi, in northern Lapland, Finland, on October 26, 1941. (SA-kuva)


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Flamethrower in action in the woods near the village of Niinisalo, on July 1, 1942. (SA-kuva)


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Pilots in flight above Jämijärvi, on July 17, 1942. (SA-kuva)


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Propeller-driven snowmobile near Haapasaari, Finland. The swastika was used as the official national marking of the Finnish Air Force and Tank Corps between 1918 and 1945. (SA-kuva)



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Muzzle flashes greet enemy bombers. Picture taken during bomb attacks in April-May 1943. (SA-kuva)



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Looking out toward approaching aircraft with binoculars and listening with a huge acoustic locator. (SA-kuva)


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62-year-old Finnish-American volunteer soldier Hyvönen going to the front, in Mikkeli, Finland, on September 4, 1941. (SA-kuva)


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Finnish tank crew, July 8, 1941. (SA-kuva)


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Evacuation of civilians, on July 1, 1941 (SA-kuva)



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A downed Russian plane. (SA-kuva)



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Hitler's visit to Finland. Adolf Hitler, leader of Nazi Germany, made a brief visit to Finland in June of 1942. (SA-kuva)



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Anti-aircraft fire over Suomenlinna, Helsinki. (SA-kuva)



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The Soviet bombing of Helsinki, on November 30, 1939. On this day, the Soviet Union invaded Finland with 21 divisions, totaling some 450,000 troops. (SA-kuva)




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A wounded man is carried away after bombardment of a civilian area. (SA-kuva)



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The bombing of Helsinki. The main building of Helsinki University, on Senate Square, burns during the night. This scene today, on Google Maps (http://"https://maps.google.com/maps?q=helsinki+senate+square&hl=en&ll=60.16921,24.953529&spn=0.003149,0.011356&sll=60.169845,24.938551&sspn=0.02519,0.090852&t=k&gl=us&hq=helsinki+senate+square&z=18&layer=c&cbll=60.169299,24.953523&panoid=JNgJhYgeO1Hn6QucNZXaag&cbp=12,282.77,,0,1.96"). (SA-kuva)




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A street scene after enemy bomb attacks. (SA-kuva)



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Finnish anti-aircraft crew in action in Helsinki. (SA-kuva)


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Icicles hang inside a bombed-out building in Viipuri, Finland (now Vyborg, Russia). (SA-kuva)


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A Finnish armored train. (SA-kuva)


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Firing toward a Russian watchtower near Koitsanlahti. (SA-kuva)


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An experiment in troop transportation in cold weather. (SA-kuva)


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At the Hämeenlinna war dog school. (SA-kuva)


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A small rocket launched in the woods. (SA-kuva)


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Street fighting in Medvezhyegorsk, Russia. The town was occupied by Finland for three years. (SA-kuva)



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A dead soldier, his body frozen. (SA-kuva)


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Some of an estimated 400 Russian soldiers killed in a battle, on February 1, 1940. (SA-kuva)


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A dead horse lies frozen in the snow near Ruhtinaanmäki, on January 21, 1940. (SA-kuva)


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A soldier shows off gas attack equipment. After 1940, Finnish forces were able to buy arms and equipment from Germany, eventually cooperating to battle the Soviets together. (SA-kuva)


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A downed Russian plane.












"Only Finland-superb, nay, sublime-in the jaws of peril-Finland shows what free men can do. The service rendered by Finland to mankind is magnificent. They have exposed, for all the world to see, the military incapacity of the Red Army and of the Red Air Force. Many illusions about Soviet Russia have been dispelled in these few fierce weeks of fighting in the Arctic Circle. Everyone can see how Communism rots the soul of a nation; how it makes it abject and hungry in peace, and proves it base and abominable in war. We cannot tell what the fate of Finland may be, but no more mournful spectacle could be presented to what is left to civilized mankind than that this splendid Northern race should be at last worn down and reduced to servitude worse than death by the dull brutish force of overwhelming numbers. If the light of freedom which still burns so brightly in the frozen North should be finally quenched, it might well herald a return to the Dark Ages, when every vestige of human progress during two thousand years would be engulfed." - Winston Churchill






Title: Re: Finland in World War II
Post by: Ironchef on July 04, 2013, 10:25:07 AM
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Destroyed by bombing, tram lines are repaired in February of 1944. (SA-kuva)


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Two girls, in ruins near Martin's Church in Turku, Finland. (SA-kuva)


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German ammunition depot explosion, February 9, 1942. (SA-kuva)


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Russian prisoners of war. (SA-kuva)


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A barge lifts a wrecked locomotive. (SA-kuva)


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The hospital's bomb shelter in Mikkeli. (SA-kuva)


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An explosion at a military port facility in Helsinki, on September 14, 1941. (SA-kuva)


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The HNLMS Gelderland, built for the Royal Netherlands Navy, seized by the Germans in 1940 and re-named the "Niobe", sunk by Soviet bombers in Kotka harbor, on July 16, 1944. (SA-kuva)


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Aftermath of a bombing attack. (SA-kuva)


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The body of a dead German soldier. (SA-kuva)


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Soldiers carry a wounded man on a path. (SA-kuva)


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Vyborg Cathedral, after the bombing. (SA-kuva)


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Doctors perform abdominal surgery on a wounded captain. (SA-kuva)


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Thirteen-year-old Veikko Rantala lies wounded in Lieksanjoki Military hospital. (SA-kuva)


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Stuka dive-bombers fly over, Immola, July 2, 1944. (SA-kuva)


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Wounded soldiers. (SA-kuva)


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Nurmoila village, shortly after Russian bombers attacked. (SA-kuva)


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Lunkula island, Jumitsa bay on the south side of village of Varpahainen. Helmets of dead Russians, on July 28, 1941. (SA-kuva)


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Finnish motorcycle and tank. (SA-kuva)


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A parked bicycle, camouflaged. Ontrosenvaara, August 17, 1941. (SA-kuva)






Title: Re: Finland in World War II Pictures
Post by: Ironchef on July 21, 2013, 03:01:06 PM





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Machine gun ready to fight a Russki possible attack while 6-inch howitzer is shattering the bunkers in the village.





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Flamethrower destroying a russkie bunker in village of Kiestinki





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Ohta battle terrain photographed from artillery observation position through artillery binoculars.
In the foreground own trenches with barbed wire obstacle, further back (the screen below 20) Russki concrete bunker, the so-called. "Ojanen's bunker", further back on the right, another nest. Between the trenches tracks in snow by russkies patrol on "no man's land". Ohta 1942.03.16







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End of the road. Direct hit by the granade. Omelia motti 1941.07.26





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Flamethrower softening the enemy nest. Koria engineering regiment 1941.07.25





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Russki bunker destroyed, attack occurs through the smokescreen. Lempaala 1942.05.13





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Already wounded in Taipale, Corporal again to be treated. Grenade fragment hit the same leg, which was already hit in the winter war. Kitee, Kattilakoski 1941.07.12





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Close-up of a horse transporting granades. 1941.10.15





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Russkies had to be chased out from the bunker with a flamethrower before they surrended. Near Kiestinki






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Signal corps Lieutenant and his dog were wounded by the same grenade, and are now heading to a dressing station. Rukajärvi 1944.08.07






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Brother in arms treating a wounded soldier while another peacefully writes a letter home even though granades fly over and explode nearby. Suursaari 1944.07.26






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Duck hunting in a remote lake. Finnish spitz have been trained to fetch the catch from the water. Vitele, RTR 13 1943.10.10





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Wunche taking part in the fighting with the M/28 ”Pystykorva”. Pälkjärvi-Sortavala 1941.08.13





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Equipment of a scout team leader: machine gun, pistol, hand grenades, string, map, compass, water bottle, iron ration, canned meat, sugar and bread
Nuijamaa 1941.08.02






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Suomi KP/-31 SMG donated to Chancellor Hitler by Field Marshal Mannerheim in Helsinki





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Bearded warrior hardened by the fighting, scouting for the enemy submachine gun ready at Vuosalmi bridgehead.
Vuosalmi bridgehead 1944.07.24






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Terrain near Summa, helmet, skull and bones in the trenches. Summa 1941.10.09






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Hospital ship "Seagull 2" near Hiitis. 1941.10.29






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The ship Väinämöinen arrived in the anchorage, communications team rowed ashore. 1942.06.04






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Foreign military representatives visited the outer strongholds with Finnish officers. Sea voyage by the steamers "Särkällä" and "Sisu", east of the Gulf of Finland at the Porvoo height. Gulf of Finland 1944.05.09





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Wounded soldiers arriving. Oulu, Toppila Port 1944.10.05






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Shipping traffic between Oulu and Kemi has now developed into a regular. Soldiers returning from vacation travel ship to Kemi, and on to their contingents. "S/S Aranda" Kemi 1944.10.17





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Fighter planes placed in a battle ready in Tiiksin air base. Mechanics, the fingers should not feel cold even at 26 degrees below zero.
Tiiksjärven air base 1941.11.01






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The big wide street, along which small buildings the Lenin street. Karhumäki street fighting. Picture taken 12/07/1941 -40°C in the cold.







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2nd Lieutenant Hämäläinen's remote patrol back their own side and at the sauna. Ontrosenvaara. 1941.08.16







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Statue of Stalin with axe placed on the head. Harlu 1941.07.21






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Submarine. Rannikot 1941.08.28





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Finnish submarine in the Åland archipelago. The Sea of ​​Åland







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Warships at the scene of recently destroyed and sunken submarine. The Gulf of Finland 1943.05.27







Title: Re: Finland in World War II Pictures
Post by: Ironchef on July 21, 2013, 03:58:37 PM


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Staff Sergeant, "Armor horror" shooter Esko Määttä destroyed, Ihantala June-July, four enemy tanks in a half-hour battle.
Ihantala, JR 12 ​​1944.07.11






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"Armor horror" and "armor fist" men at lines. Break at the stream. Syskyjärvi 1944.07.16








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War dog getting sent of a russkie. Rovaniemi, Nautsi, Suonikylä, Nollemjärvi 1941.10.26







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Weapons taken from enemy by ltn Aarne "The Terror of Morocco" Juutilainen's company






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Before placed in the coffins bodies are washed. Uuksujärvi, Parikkavaara 1944.07.16






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Equipment on the forest road left by the russians. Akkaharju 1941.08.06






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Deceased finnish war hero of Winter War in Summa, left unburied  by the Russkies. Vyborg







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Test shooting the railway gun. Hanko 1943.09.21






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Guard at the barracks. Rovaniemi. 1940.01.06






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"Armor horror" ready to fire and men alert. Leppäsyrjä 1944.07.14







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Reindeers carrying equipment.  Rovaniemi, Nautsi, Suonikylä, Nollemjärvi 1941.10.26








Title: Re: Finland in World War II Pictures
Post by: Ironchef on July 21, 2013, 04:59:02 PM

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"Soviet tsasouna and skull at Haaparanta"



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"Company commander Lieutenant Remes's boys carving on their rest period: some wood, some nice words to the home front."



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"10 km from the border on the road Raate Finns have disguised it with spruce trees dangling in air. There's a russian observation tower nearby"




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"Mannerheim Cross Knight Lieutenant Larry Thorne"



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"Three daredevils and hard fighting hardened officers were discussions prior to the counter-attack.
Railio On the left, the captain JR 33, in the middle of the Mannerheim Cross Knight Lieutenant Thorne, Ranger Company Commander,
and his"adjutant" "Lieutenant Pitkänen."




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"Sappers attacking with Satchel charges"



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Mannerheim Cross Knight, Lieutenant Hans Henrik next to his plane. He has 33 air victories, all of which have been achieved during the present war.




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"Cavalryman"



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"Remote patrol on its way to target has stopped to watch the scenery"





Title: Re: Finland in World War II Pictures
Post by: Ironchef on October 23, 2013, 04:35:41 PM



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"Russki 7-16 fighter made ​​an emergency landing in Riska Bay." Riiska 1941.12.10







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"The fighters start on patrol flight: the fire tubes are prepared to speak." Äänislinna, Viitana 1942.03.17







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"2nd leutenant Inehmo's Squadron "Moraani", which south of the river Svir dropped 6 Russki destroyers of 18, and on their way 7th out of enemy bomber squad." Lunkula 1941.09.09







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Russki fighters fire lighted the church. Grishinskaja 1942.04.08







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A fighter MS 316 emergency landing due to an engine failure. Latva 1942.05.14







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Filling the machine gun belts for the fighter plane. Rautu 1942.09.03







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"At the arctic circle". Rovaniemi 1943.05.24






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Generaloberst Eduard Dietl commanded German forces in Norway and northern Finland. Rovaniemi 1943.05.24







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General Schultz the commander of german air force in Finland. Rovaniemi 1944.03.29



Title: Re: Finland in World War II Pictures
Post by: Ironchef on October 23, 2013, 04:39:59 PM


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"Telephone tapping device in front line. Captain Lindblad, Knight of the Mannerheim Cross, and russian language interpreter listening to a Russki calls, among others Way a red-officer is trying to get a lady to visit him for some "Late night Tee" "



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"Destroyer of 21 tanks soldier Toivo Ilomäki leans to guns tube, in which has drawn 21 lines to indicate the number of destroyed vehicles."



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"Lottas of the Guide center 3"



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"Lotta at air surveillance tower"



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"Shaving in the woods"



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"The shell has been removed from the back, and the wound sewn."



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Russki tank is destroyed in front of our lines, and burns happily. The tower has blown off.
At the same place another tank was destroyed and two damaged.




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"Swinging is fun for a beautiful spring day. Our photograph is a typical theme park in russkies Äänislinna."



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"Burned church in Vyborg"



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"Skull of a russian on a bayonet"



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"But still they don't listen, and Satchel charge had to be thrown in"



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"Lottas taking care of the phone center"



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"Ceremony for the fallen heroes"



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"President of the Republic of Finland and Field Marshal Mannerheim, the memorial ceremony for the fallen athlete's"


Title: Re: Finland in World War II Pictures
Post by: Ironchef on October 30, 2013, 03:54:33 PM



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"We called for the Wildmen of the Hanko sector"
-east





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"Weakened muscles get exercise in swingmachine. Eagerly waiting to see if the mobility has increased"
-Military hospital 1941.08.01





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Essa Kuoksu the eldest of the village Kuoksu, chearful 93-year old. Studying the pelt of a wolverine and telling a story: "I would still be a strong man but my legs don't hold,
And when i got married i was in war for only 6-months and built a house along other duties. Two houses have i built and yet a third one for my sons but this bloody war came.
In Tornio, Kemijärvi and Ruija and also in Salla i have been but from there its only ruskies."
-Kuosku 1944.04.06





(http://i.imgur.com/0JdHDfI.jpg)
Youth 'strike force' picking linden flowers for coffee substitute





(http://i.imgur.com/kVi0BXo.jpg)
"And it looks to taste good too"
-Lempäälä 1941.11.28






(http://i.imgur.com/0w1SAwA.jpg)
Coffee substitute in the woods
-Rukajärvi 1942.08.13






(http://i.imgur.com/Z8lZ7qr.jpg)
Man mauled by a russkie patrol. The other two of the patrol agreed to shoot and eat the man while he was shaving.
Finnish forces surprised them in middle of cooking. Skin hanging in the tree.
One of them was a finnish communist who told that the meat tasted very good.
-Seesjärvi 1942.11.06






(http://i.imgur.com/EgBtCKC.jpg)
Forest warriors moose hunt and the first kill to be sent for Marshal of Finland.
Hunters gathered around the moose, on the far left the owner of the elkhound from east-karelia
-Vitele,Suurmäki 1943.11.01






(http://i.imgur.com/lMrSr54.jpg)
Boys and cheerful nurse
-Ahvenisto, Hämmenlinna







(http://i.imgur.com/vndTWy8.jpg)
Two merry "heroes"






(http://i.imgur.com/mA1scLs.jpg)
Cheerful soviet prisoners in their lodge.
-Juntusranta Lamminaho prison 1941.09.01







(http://i.imgur.com/4JKGfny.jpg)
Tampere Workers' Theatre Entertaining. Happy faces.
-Mainila 1941.09.13






(http://i.imgur.com/5nUIuqP.jpg)
Cheerful pikkulottas.
-Field post office 3 in 1941.09.18






Title: Re: Finland in World War II Pictures
Post by: Ironchef on October 30, 2013, 03:55:01 PM






(http://i.imgur.com/o1AJFt4.jpg)
Women on the rocks
Bodom, Kirkkonummi 1941.07.06







(http://i.imgur.com/urNFAQk.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/tpa2Ffw.jpg)
Women and children at farmwork
1941.07.20






(http://i.imgur.com/ytUCqz5.jpg)
Sign for russki grave by the road in Salmi. "Here is 10 russkies and one woman".
-Salmi 1941.08.15






(http://i.imgur.com/f6rpaFj.jpg)
Women in the graveyard in Aunus






(http://i.imgur.com/QZfGcWM.jpg)
Old part of the Castle of Turku after the russians bombing and fire.
Turku 1941.06.25
Title: Re: Finland in World War II Pictures
Post by: Ironchef on November 21, 2013, 11:14:12 PM

(https://i.imgur.com/2lkLUZM.jpg)
"Grave of Soviet soldiers, 3km from the border"



(http://25.media.tumblr.com/1107bf739f812aa2047f80c9a28263a0/tumblr_mped9jmamH1rykip3o7_1280.jpg)
"Fallen Soviets in Kuhmo"



(http://25.media.tumblr.com/dc15114efd540e853ca1b124ae5ceca4/tumblr_mped9jmamH1rykip3o5_1280.jpg)
"The watchmen of the platoon hunting for soviet partisans"



(https://i.imgur.com/W3Yqq8Q.jpg)
"You need at least two knives"



(https://i.imgur.com/33d4jP7.jpg)
"Major General Kääriäinens bear and its handler."



(https://i.imgur.com/kLxjG13.jpg)
"Destroyed Russian tanks in Rääpyrannankangas while pursuing the enemy. Flaming tanks ignited forest."



(http://25.media.tumblr.com/465dfb7be9b1f48365945e1275b5e2a4/tumblr_mpeeulhOXm1rykip3o6_1280.jpg)
"Strike force advancing on enemy barbed wire barrier. Dugout blasted with Satchel charge."



(http://25.media.tumblr.com/0aaaaa7af59819a7945ca0c3f82363dc/tumblr_mped9jmamH1rykip3o10_1280.jpg)
"Shattered by shelling the church ruins offers a terribly beautiful view"



Title: Re: Finland in World War II Pictures
Post by: Ironchef on November 22, 2013, 12:48:53 AM


(http://i.imgur.com/Udbq7Bq.jpg)
"Huge amounts of belongings at the station". Rovaniemi 1944.09.17







(http://i.imgur.com/HS3iw4E.jpg)
"Motorcycle courier on Valtakatu street". Rovaniemi 1944.10.16








(http://i.imgur.com/wnyDwnk.jpg)
Koskikatu street. Rovaniemi 1944.10.16








(http://i.imgur.com/YykrIrK.jpg)
Bells of the burned church. Rovaniemi 1944.10.17





(https://i.imgur.com/YoDAWej.jpg)
"Brothers in Arms, Finnish-American second lieutenant volunteer and Lieutenant Esa Seeste."
Koivisto 1941.09.30





(http://i.imgur.com/al0LYXZ.jpg)
Intersection of Kittilä Road, the main street and the road to Kemi. Tanks.








(http://i.imgur.com/Cg9b6le.jpg)
The ammunition train has been blown up. Rovaniemi 1944.10.17








(http://i.imgur.com/3VElwyD.jpg)
"Only a Road sign left, following the retreating Germans. Direction and the distance to urban centers, where the destroying will continue". Rovaniemi 1944.10.20

Title: Re: Finland in World War II Pictures
Post by: Ironchef on November 22, 2013, 12:50:36 AM

(http://i.imgur.com/VLPfZsL.jpg)
In energetic and cheer mood leave the Finnish patrols to chase the enemy.
-Ahvenlahti Jelettijärvi 1942.01.30







(http://i.imgur.com/Y6vflna.jpg)
Arrival of tobacco makes a happy weekend in the front line. The worst nicotine addicts have been waiting for it from mid-week.
-Aunus isthmus ( Pans.D ) 1943.08.13






(http://i.imgur.com/KdV6wiW.jpg)
Separate light platoon going for antitank mission. Happy patrol type men.
Savukoski 1944.04.02






(http://i.imgur.com/MU2ZJVw.jpg)
Delighted school children in Aunus
-Nurmoila 1944.05.10






(http://i.imgur.com/zJUQZ6n.jpg)
Mustonen laughs at Sjöbloms large catch.
-From Lappeenranta to east along the front line 1941.08.01






(http://i.imgur.com/KWBKVt4.jpg)
A woman tram driver
Helsinki 1941.06.29
Title: Re: Finland in World War II Pictures
Post by: Ironchef on November 22, 2013, 12:50:55 AM






(http://i.imgur.com/dGy1Vvw.jpg)
"Finns are moving over russkies"
Tyrjä 1941.08.04







(http://i.imgur.com/ZDqDgSH.jpg)
Hungry Soviet prisoners in a food queue
Matro 1941.09.29








(http://i.imgur.com/1Aahvs7.jpg)
Finnish decorations and medals. Order of the Cross of Liberty : Mannerheim Cross 1st Class
Helsinki 1942.07.20








(http://i.imgur.com/Mg4rs73.jpg)
"In East Karelia appears these kilometer posts, collected helmets, masks and theres seems to be the scythe of Tuonela (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuonela), which has cut off many threads of life of russkies.
This kind of post is a sign that there has been hard fighting during this kilometer."
Viitana 1942.05.01







(http://i.imgur.com/5fY5C3S.jpg)
"A house for the parents of a hero son. In a recent donation ceremony they were given to eg.
Mannerheim Cross Knight Viljo Suokas's parents as a gift built by brothers in arms in the front.
In the picture sergeant first class Suokas's mother, father and sisters in their new house."
Suojärvi 1943.02.04







(http://i.imgur.com/ux43mOn.jpg)
"Destroyed armored car. Five hits. East of Omelia."
Motti of Omelia 1941.07.26






(http://i.imgur.com/O3ulg4Y.jpg)
"Wrecker, model: Summa 1940 -: ideally calm anti-tank Lieutenant Hämäläinen, primary school teacher from Jorvinen,
who during the winter war, was able to take full account of 91 tanks, which he and his men usually with his own hands, shoot harmless.
His hobbies wrestling, pentathlon and reading. Smiling and repeating: I have not seen nor done anything special.
So modest, that the Information Company man did not get just about anything out of him, unless asking others. Enviable nerves, rogue guy."
Kivennapa, Kekrola 1943.05.16







(http://i.imgur.com/Hx9GF1v.jpg)
"If russkies tends to come too close, a hand grenade will give a reminder of mortality." Finnish soldier throwing a hand grenade.
Valkeasaari-Mainila 1941.09.19









Title: Re: Finland in World War II Pictures
Post by: Ironchef on November 22, 2013, 01:51:28 AM




(http://i.imgur.com/57H4PsT.jpg)
"Grenade fragment has severed carotid artery. The closest man gives first aid."
Kaalamo, Petäjävaara 1941.07.22






(http://i.imgur.com/Bc1qVKN.jpg)
"The wounded fellow soldier carried comfortably on travois even on rough terrain to get treatment."
Tolvajärvi north of 1944.07.31







(http://i.imgur.com/najkqwX.jpg)
"Finnish decorations and medals. Order of the Cross of Liberty : Mannerheim Cross 2nd Class and the Headquarters Cross 1918"
Helsinki 1942.07.20






(http://i.imgur.com/r8oY81V.jpg)
"Mannerheim Cross"
Lempäälä 1941.11.28







(http://i.imgur.com/V8AISsq.jpg)
"The French Red Cross in Helsinki."
Helsinki 1940.03.01







(http://i.imgur.com/fw73CpY.jpg)
"Around hundred russkies coming from the front lines on their way to prison camp."
Near Kiestinki, Sohjana 1941.08.10








Title: Re: Finland in World War II Pictures
Post by: Ironchef on November 23, 2013, 12:35:03 AM





(http://i.imgur.com/hg5j3dn.jpg)
"Lieutenant Björkstam, AA machine gun company commander and war correspondent Karunki looking at the AA soldier's helmet which has been hit."
Sankajoki 1941.09.23






(http://i.imgur.com/yquOlkw.jpg)
"Mannerheim Cross Knight O.Alakulppi (http://www.ww2incolor.com/finnish_forces/Olavi_Alakulppi.html) has also been chasing the russkies in Tjasariver terrain."
1942.08.02






(http://i.imgur.com/WYp5em5.jpg)
"Convalescent home for the war dogs, where the dogs from the front get refresher training, to go after a few days back to service.
Standing with a friend on guard. It's not wise to snoop around in nearby areas."

Harlu region 1944.08.31






(http://i.imgur.com/xq4BoWl.jpg)
"The first American prisoners on European battlefields. Among them a Finnish boy called Jansson, chatting with Guard Lieutenant in clear Finnish.
Prisoners, 22 in total, are placed in the same camp with their allies russkies."

Litsa 1942.07.27






(http://24.media.tumblr.com/cb96379b84078face128ba0f83db7a92/tumblr_mwopv9Nyw41rykip3o1_1280.jpg)
"Along the path of the russkies a dead," Ivan", was found. He had been wounded, and shot with a pistol by his comrades when not bothered to carry him."
Lintula terrain 1941.08.05






Title: Re: Finland in World War II Pictures
Post by: Ironchef on December 28, 2013, 05:09:33 PM


(http://i.imgur.com/pU48j62.jpg)
"Here too, russkies have built "stunning" gates, in to which ivans will to reconstruct seems to have shrunk"
Riekkalansaari 1941.07.29







(http://i.imgur.com/Fy7rOxr.jpg)
"Giving water to wounded russkie prisoner"
Kivennapa 1941.08.29







(http://i.imgur.com/0fqqHBp.jpg)
"Russkies use armored vests for protection. Ivan remained alive and was captured."
Syskyjärven terrain 1944.07.15







(http://i.imgur.com/nRtsicb.jpg)
"A funny sight nearby Antrea. End of the road for three Soviet tanks."
Antrea 1941.08.17







(http://i.imgur.com/HQtgiyG.jpg)
"Midsummer Day for one front-line unit : At first, the tug of war competitions for regional units. It was the thrill of the competitors as watchers.
Everyone tried for their own and had a great time."

Krivi 1942.06.24







(http://i.imgur.com/g76eGa2.jpg)
"Alone I sit and sing!" Thus midsummer it would be fun to have a girl, but there isn't any.
I just have to dream, as i found such a beautiful place at the river.

Termoli 1942.06.24







(http://i.imgur.com/C53HA2z.jpg)
"Friend writing"
1941.08.30







(http://i.imgur.com/WuFDlam.jpg)
"Tractor pulls the plane on the field"
Mikkeli Airport 1941.07.11




Title: Re: Finland in World War II Pictures
Post by: Ironchef on May 08, 2016, 10:06:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/WTi7iIw.jpg)
"Auxiliary exercises"

(http://i.imgur.com/1Hyzcbh.jpg)
"Auxiliary exercises"

(http://i.imgur.com/HhOip0I.jpg)
"Auxiliary exercises"

(http://i.imgur.com/9Jte073.jpg)
"The Winter War"

(http://i.imgur.com/hZOvZQn.jpg)
"Tried to escape, a Charge tank troops officer at Tenhamonmäki"
Lemetti-west. 1940.02.02

(http://i.imgur.com/PzSmkmZ.jpg)
"View from Finnish artillery base. Left.russian tank, which was taken and turned to shoot their own, against the background of visible soviet stations."
Lemetti-west. 1940.02.04

(http://i.imgur.com/gwuaCrW.jpg)
"Destroyed tanks etc. Tenholanmäellä"
Lemetti-west. 1940.02.02

(http://i.imgur.com/iib06wf.jpg)
"Car flipped by airpressure"
Sortavala. 1940.02.05

(http://i.imgur.com/saRleDj.jpg)
"Joutsijärvi front"
Joutsijärvi.

(http://i.imgur.com/8QUT2Q3.jpg)
"Prisoners of war taking a stroll"
Suistamo. 1939.12.16


(http://i.imgur.com/zwqiisM.jpg)
"The Winter War"

(http://i.imgur.com/fxzx30h.jpg)
"The Winter War"

(http://i.imgur.com/Q4lsCnY.jpg)
"The Winter War"

(http://i.imgur.com/yuw7040.jpg)
"The Winter War"

(http://i.imgur.com/AfSwCyQ.jpg)
"The Winter War"

(http://i.imgur.com/oVib1To.jpg)
"The Winter War"

(http://i.imgur.com/diG9lfk.jpg)
"The Winter War"

(http://i.imgur.com/EsmElE1.jpg)
"The Winter War"

(http://i.imgur.com/Rj8R6Hj.jpg)
"The Winter War"

(http://i.imgur.com/O2tF6Rs.jpg)
"The Winter War"

(http://i.imgur.com/DEgDKIF.jpg)
"The Winter War"

(http://i.imgur.com/ijRsY8y.jpg)
"The Winter War"

(http://i.imgur.com/IMmqaLy.jpg)
"The Winter War"

(http://i.imgur.com/L3YobYS.jpg)
"The Winter War"

(http://i.imgur.com/a0176m9.jpg)
"The Winter War"

(http://i.imgur.com/mLFQXTx.jpg)
"The Winter War"

(http://i.imgur.com/4l19Zie.jpg)
"The Winter War"

(http://i.imgur.com/XobOvCq.jpg)
"The Winter War"

(http://i.imgur.com/HOc10Nv.jpg)
"The Winter War"


Title: Re: Finland in World War II Pictures
Post by: Ironchef on February 11, 2018, 08:20:18 PM

(https://i.imgur.com/GgoqBmQ.jpg)
"The Secret Anti-tank weapon has been a success. At least 16 offensive vehicles have been destroyed at Sammatus village today. The picture shows Sergeant V.Kakkinen after destroying the first armoured car with a secret weapon."
Sammatus 1944.06.24




(https://i.imgur.com/RbPFq3J.jpg)
"Patrol going on ice."
Mustaniemi 1943.02.16





(https://i.imgur.com/NzwrK16.jpg)
"With keen eye, closely monitors guard the front."
Uhtua 1944.02.02





(https://i.imgur.com/mWgHVbI.jpg)
"In the Dark, few Bolsheviks got to our foremost trenches, where they met their fate. In the front  there were even more bodies."
Repola, Rukajärvi 1942.10.10





(https://i.imgur.com/6oibxi1.jpg)
"Picture taken during the fire fight, when the photographer had to crab a gun and participate in the "salting of the russkies" ", so precise records were impossible to perform, but should be presented with the following: Progress, antitank, the rifles are taken to the position, antitank rifle shoots, a burning russkie tractor, which was going to get the artillery in the front"
Änkänsalo 1941.08.02




(https://i.imgur.com/3dYzbae.jpg)
"Rifle cartridge in the car tire."
Lumbusi, Semsjärvi 1941.12.12




(https://i.imgur.com/E26zXBt.jpg)
"Ristisalmi-bay is crossed with a pontoon. Two fallen Finnish soldiers are on stretchers."
Ristisalmi, Ilomantsi 1941.08.06






(https://i.imgur.com/BlXOJCv.jpg)
"Demonstrating the destruction of the Klim-Voroshilov KV tank with a Panzerschreck. The destruction of this tank occurred just in the place shown in the picture and the lieutenant points the point of impact. The distance was about 25-30 m."
Ihantala, JR 11 sector 1944.09.06





(https://i.imgur.com/bXiIft0.jpg)
"Reconnaissance activities in Rukajärvi area. Little observed, sometimes invisible, camouflaged in Karelian forests. After a break, they continue the journey through the snow-covered wilderness, eyes and ears open."
Rukajärvi Region 1941.12.07