Monday, September 20, 2010

Finland in World War II

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The men in the pic above are from Kevyt Osasto 14 (Light Detachment) of Infantry Division 4. Pic is probably taken in 1944 (during the Continuation war) just before or during the big Soviet push to break the Finnish lines in the Karelian Isthmus. Already during the Winter War there was a Finnish unit that used skull (and/or bones) emblem in their helmets, the so called Kuolemankomppania (Death Company) that took part in very hard fighting in the area of Summa near Kuolemanjärvi (Lake of Death)


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German and Finnish soldiers in the woods close to the waterfalls...



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...And here is the waterfalls!



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Finnish and Luftwaffe artillery officers on the boat with flak team wearing kapok schwimmweste behind


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Finnish guerrilla heroes in the Continuation War, FLTR: kapteeni Pentti Railio, luutnantti Lauri Törni and luutnantti Holger Pitkänen



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Finnish soldiers walked along the railroad tracks that looks like Salla direction railroad, the only one railroad track in Lapland at the time. The railroad that goes from Kemi->Rovaniemi->Kemijärvi->Salla

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