Decorations of Finland – The Continuation War Service Medal
Why an Oak Leaf for Finland’s Veterans?
Memorial Hunter – Helsinki Minesweepers’ Memorial – A Forgotten ‘War’
Finland’s Last Tank Battle
Freezing Inferno: USSR vs. Finland 1939-1940 Interview
Memorial Hunter – The Anchor and Cannon of Sweden’s folly – Battle of Reval 1790
Peter Magnus Aquilander
Memorial Hunter – Oulu’s Finnish War Grave
Arvid Conrad Appelgren
Russian Hypocrisy? Descecretion of Koivisto’s Heroes Cemetery
The Republic of Finland may have celebrated its 100th birthday in 2017 but its military history stretches back centuries. Unfortunately though the vast majority of its history, along with the lessons and stories, isn’t translated into the English speaking world.
This site is my attempt to try and rectify this.
The military history of Finland can be divided into four distinct periods, with numerous sub-periods within it, but we are mainly going to look at the main divisions. The first period being the ‘Pre-Swedish Era’, the second is the ‘The Swedish Empire Era’, Third the ‘Grand Duchy of Finland/Russian Empire Era’ and the fourth being the ‘Independent Republic of Finland/Modern Era’.
Alongside these main sections, there are several side sections such as Finland at War Map where you can see where various places of significance are; Book Reviews for my own opinions upon related books; and the Podcast.
I look forward to continually adding articles looking at this interesting but often overlooked area of Military History.