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Set of awards of Finnish officer.

He has graduated Finnish Cadet Military school.

He took part in Winter War on Taipale front (as White Home Guard officer).

In 1941-1943 he fought in Ukraine and Caucasus as a volunteer of Finnish Battalion of Division SS “Wiking”.

In 1943-1944 he took part in Continuation War in Karelia.

In 1944-1945 he took part in Lapland War against Germans.

He also was known in Finland as musician and composer.

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Hi Artios,


That Finnish officer was really a medal and award "collector".


Still something special in my humble opinion, earning medals and awards for fighting with the Germans and against the Germans.


Thanks for showing it here on the forum.


Best regards



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Nice grouping Artios! To bad the full sized Eastern Front medal is missing


You are right, Hans.

I heard from Finnish colleagues that some Finnish veterans often don’t want to wear German (Nazi) awards.

Perhaps that is why there is no the Cross of Finnish SS volunteers on this grouping.

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