finnish civil war
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Lapsisotilaat Child Soldiers During the Finnish Civil War both armies used juvenile soldiers, mainly between 14 and 17 years of age, the most famous example being Urho Kekkonen who fought for the White Army and later became the longest-serving President of Finland. The Red Guards also included 2,000 female troops, mostly girls, recruited from the industrial centres of southern Finland.
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Carl Gustav Emil Mannerheim (who woul later be leader of White forces during Finnish Civil War, Commander in Chief of Finnish Army during WWII) outside his temporary residence in Kashgar during his expedition to China, 1906/7. photo credit: Dagbok förd under min resa i Centralasien och Kina 1906-07-08, 3 vol
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Leaders of the first Petsamo Expedition – Rovaniemi: 1918. Pictured left to right, front (in the white hat and coat): Thorsten Renvall (CO), Johan Bäckman, Julius Niemura, Jalmari Ruokokoski. Arvi Vinberg and Hjalmar Mehring. Rear: Ellen Id, Elvi Halle, Helge Aspelund, Ester Fogelberg, who is holding the flag created for the expedition by the artist, Jalmari Ruokokoski.
Devils of Kuhmoinen: "Kuhmoiset Pirut" (Devils of Kuhmoinen) was nickname given by Reds to one of the Suojeluskunta Flying Units lead by Estonian Captain Hans Kalm. The unit gained notorious reputation during the Civil War. Captain Kalm is marked with a small X below his feet in the photo. Photo taken in February of 1918
Messukylän rectory been destroyed by the end of March 1918. White line of attack rolled inexorably towards TampereIt should be mentioned that Heikki Ylikangas the book 'The road to Tampere "is an image that caption allegedly taken Messukylä. Thanks to Jari Nurmi, who corrected (09.07.2012) information - the picture is actually taken Vammalassa with a two-tower church, Messukylän the Church has only one tower.