Добро пожаловать к этому международному месту открытки изображения. Benvenuto a questo luogo internazionale della cartolina di immagine. Καλωσορίστε σε αυτήν την διεθνή περιοχή καρτών εικόνων. Willkommen zu diesem internationalen Abbildungspostkarteaufstellungsort. Bienvenue à cet emplacement international de carte postale. Onthaal aan deze Internationale plaats van de beeldprentbriefkaar. Welcome to this International picture postcard site. (Please Click on the Picture for an Enlarged View)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Winter Warfare in Finland

This card shows a picture of a pair of Finnish soldiers at a Winter Training Camp in North Lappland.  Forget about training or actual operations, even living and existing in those sub-zero temperatures must be an extreme ordeal. But, military history books are replete with the glorious exploits of the outnumbered Finnish soldier on skis against heavy odds. And in most cases the soldiers fighting the Finns had a bloody nose. Margaretha sent me this card. The picture on it was taken by her son who is in the Finnish Army.

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