Mannerheim, Carl Gustaf Emil || Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (Swedish pronunciation: [kɑːɭ ˈɡɵsˈtav ˈeːmɪl ˈmanːɛrˈhɛɪm]) (in Russian: Густав Карлович Ма́ннергейм, tr. Gustav Karlovich (lit."Karl's son") Mannerheim) (4 June 1867 – 27 January 1951) was a Finnish military leader and statesman. Mannerheim served as the military leader of the Whites in the Finnish Civil War, Regent of Finland (1918–1919), commander-in-chief of Finland's defence forces during World War II, Marshal of…
Portrait of a young Soviet POW in a steel breastplate SN-42, made of 2mm steel (.08") and weighing 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs), captured by Finnish troops during the Finnish-Soviet Continuation War. A testament to the breastplate’s effectiveness, the young soldier had been shot three times in the chest and left unharmed. Near Syskyjärvi, Karelia, Finland (now, Syuskyuyarvi, Republic of Karelia, Russia.) 15 July 1944. Image taken by Esko Töyri.
Finští vojáci v jednom z krytů linie Vammelsuu-Taipale během Pokračovací války, Finsko, 16.červen 1944. Finish soldiers in one of the shelters of Camels -Taipale line during the Continuation War, Finland, June 16, 1944.
September 4, 1944 - Finland and the Soviet Union agree to a cease-fire. The Soviet leadership signed a treaty with the Finnish Democratic Republic. Standing, from left to right are Andrei Zhdanov, Klim Voroshilov, Stalin, and Otto Kuusinen. Seated is Vyacheslav Molotov.