During World War I, in 1917, Finland declares its independence. This independence is recognized by the new communist leaders of Russia. At the same time, the breach between left wing and and right wing armed groups becomes hostile. In 1918 the Finnish Civil War between Finnish communists and anti-communists starts. This map shows the initial frontlines and first offensives of the Finnish Civil War at the beginning of February

During World War I, in 1917, Finland declares its independence. This independence is recognized by the new communist leaders of Russia. At the same time, the breach between left wing and and right wing armed groups becomes hostile. In 1918 the Finnish Civil War between Finnish communists and anti-communists starts. This map shows the initial frontlines and first offensives of the Finnish Civil War at the beginning of February

Tampere - Finnish Civil War 1918 - Red Guard Prisoners on Tampere tori (square)?

Tampere - Finnish Civil War 1918 - Red Guard Prisoners on Tampere tori (square)?

Female Finnish Red Guards during the Finnish Civil War 1918.  Maids from Ruovesi.

Female Finnish Red Guards during the Finnish Civil War 1918. Maids from Ruovesi.

Female Red Guard member Hilja Eskelinen who fought in Finnish Civil War in the Viipuri Womens' Company of the Red Guard, alongside with 150 other women, 1918

Female Red Guard member Hilja Eskelinen who fought in Finnish Civil War in the Viipuri Womens' Company of the Red Guard, alongside with 150 other women, 1918

Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim  (4 June 1867 – 27 January 1951) was the military leader of the  Whites in the Finnish Civil War, Commander-in-Chief of Finland's Defence Forces during World War II, Marshal of Finland, and a Finnish statesman. He was Regent of Finland (1918–1919) and the sixth President of Finland (1944–1946).

Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (4 June 1867 – 27 January 1951) was the military leader of the Whites in the Finnish Civil War, Commander-in-Chief of Finland's Defence Forces during World War II, Marshal of Finland, and a Finnish statesman. He was Regent of Finland (1918–1919) and the sixth President of Finland (1944–1946).

A 13 year old member of the "White Guards". - Finnish Civil War (click for more Civil Guard and Red Guard photos)

A 13 year old member of the "White Guards". - Finnish Civil War (click for more Civil Guard and Red Guard photos)

Dead child on the street in Tampere. Finnish Civil War, 1918 via reddit

Dead child on the street in Tampere. Finnish Civil War, 1918 via reddit

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