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Article on the Finnish Russian Front Awards

(R396) A Bronze 2nd Class Medal of Liberty showing to the centre, the Finnish lion holding a sword. This award was given for bravery and with the date of 1939, it signifies the Finnish Winter War where Russia attacked Finland, and the Finns were able to hold their own, for a considerable period of time, causing the Russians much embarrassment. The award was also open to foreign troops who served in Finland and is therefore, sometimes encountered in British and German medal groups. Given for acts of bravery, the award is held in high esteem in Finland. GBP 12.50 (UK Pounds)

Finnish Volunteer Battalion of the Waffen-SS

The Finnish Volunteer Battalion of the Waffen-SS was a formation with a very unique history. Its members volunteered, and were spirited out of Finland to Germany under the watchful Russian eyes. Never completely supported by the various Finnish political factions,
The battalion joined the SS-Wiking Division in January 1942 and fought in southern Russia and the Caucasus until its mission ended in April 1943. Its soldiers badly needed on the home front, it was recalled due to intense pressure from the Finnish government. The battalion served with great sacrifice and proved itself worthy of being a part of one of Germany's elite divisions. Despite the language barrier, its soldiers adapted well and fought bravely shoulder to shoulder with their German comrades-in-arms. Long-overdue, their story is now told in this volume. Overseas clients please note: Due to excessively high wrapped weight shipping is weighted on this title. 2LB
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