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A Finnish soldier fires a Lahti L-39 20mm anti-tank rifle, 28 July 1941. The L-39 weighed 50kg and was one of Finland's main anti-tank weapons. Over 1900 were built in Finland throughout the Second World War.

A Finnish soldier fires a Lahti L-39 20mm anti-tank rifle, 28 July 1941. The L-39 weighed 50kg and was one of Finland's main anti-tank weapons. Over 1900 were built in Finland throughout the Second World War.

Finnish soldier and dog in position near Kiestinki, 25 April, 1942.  Photographer: Erkki Viitasalo

Finnish soldier and dog in position near Kiestinki, 25 April, 1942. Photographer: Erkki Viitasalo

A group of happy Finnish soldiers after defeating an encircled Soviet "motti." Probably summer 1941. Motti was a Finnish word that originally meant a measure of one cubic metre of firewood. The Finnish army used it to describe their encirclement tactics, first used in the Winter War. They divided the Red Army into "mottis", cutting them off from food and supplies and harassing them until they surrendered.

A group of happy Finnish soldiers after defeating an encircled Soviet "motti." Probably summer 1941. Motti was a Finnish word that originally meant a measure of one cubic metre of firewood. The Finnish army used it to describe their encirclement tactics, first used in the Winter War. They divided the Red Army into "mottis", cutting them off from food and supplies and harassing them until they surrendered.

Finnish soldier with his Suomi KP during the continuation war, 2.7.1942 Poventsa, Finland

Finnish soldier with his Suomi KP during the continuation war, 2.7.1942 Poventsa, Finland

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