24th April 1942: Soviet women eat their breakfast next to a burning pile of rubbish in a Finnish concentration camp in Petrozavodsk, Karelia. The photograph was taken during the Continuation War, during World War Two, when Finland and Nazi Germany fought together against mostly Soviet troops.
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daguerreotype photograph in Finland was taken in Turku on the 3rd of November, 1842. Photographer Henrik Cajander created this image of Nobel House. Turku Cathedral stands in the background.
The house was demolished in the 1960s.
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Finnish ski troops in 1940.
The Winter War, which began in November 1939 when the Soviet Union invaded Finland, ended on the 13
th of March, 1940.
Despite being victorious, Finland was still required to hand over some of their land to Russia at the end of the war.
The invasion of Finland was deemed illegal by the League of Nations, and was the cause of Moscow’s expulsion from the League in December of 1939.
The style of hybrid warfare used by the Kremlin in Finland has been replicated a number of times since, most recently in Ukraine.
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