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Finnish soldiers undergo training at Lake Khizhozero (in Finnish, Hiisjärvi) near Medvezhyegorsk in the Karelo-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic (now the Republic of Karelia in Russia) during their conquest of East Karelia in the Continuation War (July 29, 1942). After assembling blocks of wood to ferry their weapons and clothing across the lake, they must swim through a smokescreen to the opposite bank. Photographed by Erkki Viitasalo.

Finnish soldiers undergo training during the Finnish conquest of East Karelia of the Continuation War at Ozero Khizhozero lake (Finnish: Hiisjärvi). After assembling blocks of wood to ferry their.

A tired Finnish soldier with his Suomi KP during the Continuation War (1944)

A tired Finnish soldier with his Suomi KP during the Continuation War pin by Paolo Marzioli

Helsinki women taking shelter under park.  This photo is most likely from a precautionary exercise before the Winter War began. The women are smiling and look too happy to be actually under bombardment.  photo credit: Finnish Museum of Photography (not my caption)

Helsinki women taking shelter under park. This photo is most likely from a precautionary exercise before the Winter War began. The women are smiling and look too happy to be actually under bombardment. photo credit: Finnish Museum of Photography

Aimo Johannes Lahti was a self-taught gunsmith and the leading weapons designer in Finland between the wars. He and his design team either improved existing obsolete Tsarist-era weapon systems or developed new ones. During WWII the Suomen Maavoimat (Finnish Army) used his designs for it´s official pistol, service rifle, MG, LMG, SMG, antitank rifle and also several other less common weapons his group had designed.

Discussions on the Winter War and Continuation War, the wars between Finland and the USSR.

Finnish soldier defender in Viipuri on March 13, 1940. He found the sabre hanging on the wall of an apartment.

Finnish soldier defender in Viipuri on March He found the sabre hanging on the wall of an apartment. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Elite Finnish Jaegers patrol through a forest during the Continuation War.

Elite Finnish Jaegers patrol through a forest during the Continuation War. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Finnish troops gathering captured Soviet weapons, Taipale, Finland, circa 27-28 Dec 1939

[Photo] Finnish troops gathering captured Soviet weapons, Taipale, Finland, circa 27-28 Dec 1939

Finnish troops gathering captured Soviet weapons, Taipale, Finland, circa 27-28 Dec 1939

Finnish anti-tank soldier with German made anti-tank weapon Panzerfaust in Ihantala 1944.06.30

Finnish anti-tank soldier with Panzerfaust. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala (June

Finnish soldiers on their StuG III, the first one ever delivered by Germany. Varkaus, summer 1943. Continuation War

Finnish soldiers on their StuG III, the first one ever delivered by Germany. Varkaus, summer Continuation War, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Finnish Wartime Photograph Archive.  Drying the famous "feetrags" around the campfire.  "jalkarätti" in finnish.

Drying the famous "feetrags" around the campfire. "jalkarätti" in finnish.

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