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Browse Through a 160,000 Photo Archive of Finland During WWII

First, a short history lesson. These aren’t technically photos from WWII, as much as photos taken during WWII.

This is because the Finns consider WWII a continuation of their wars

for independence. They fought three wars during this time period, all of

which were driving or keeping someone out of their country: The Winter

War, The Continuation War and the Lapland War. We won’t go into any more

detail than that, but you can read up on Finnish WWII history here.

What this archive offers is a glimpse of Finland during these wars.

Be it soldiers on the front lines or civilians making supplies on the

home front, the archive is packed with a visual history of the country

fighting for its independence:

 

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Reminds me of the old story about why fire engines are painted red (or at least they used to be).

 

The size of a fire engine is measured with a ruler

Queen Elizabeth was a ruler

Queen Elizabeth was also a ship

The ship sailed on the water

Water has fish

Fish have fins

The Finns fought the Russians

The Russians are called Reds

And that is why fire engines are red

Because they are always Russin' around!

 

Seamus

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Reminds me of the old story about why fire engines are painted red (or at least they used to be).

 

The size of a fire engine is measured with a ruler

Queen Elizabeth was a ruler

Queen Elizabeth was also a ship

The ship sailed on the water

Water has fish

Fish have fins

The Finns fought the Russians

The Russians are called Reds

And that is why fire engines are red

Because they are always Russin' around!

 

Seamus

 

 

Uhhhh ? ? ? :blink::blink:

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