Finland in WWII

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Finland in WWII

Postby LechoZX » Wed May 29, 2013 6:12 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

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013 ... ii/100519/

http://sa-kuva.fi/neo?tem=webneoeng
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Re: Finland in WWII

Postby coldharvest » Wed May 29, 2013 8:36 pm

Those are fuckin' awesome.
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Re: Finland in WWII

Postby Alessandro » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:14 pm

Hi-speed weapons where used, the Lahti-sledgun as example.
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Re: Finland in WWII

Postby vagabond » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:33 am

Really interesting, thanks.
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Re: Finland in WWII

Postby Hunter » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:27 am

Fascinating!! Thanks for the link
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Re: Finland in WWII

Postby diamondcutter13 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:12 pm

War-reindeer, flame throwers, ski-joring behind horses, armoured trains. I have always been fascinated with winter warfare and this post is packed with awesome, thanks for that. I'll be definitely sharing this with my friends-in-arms up in Lapland and of Finnish/Canadian descent.
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