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Finnish commemorative crosses and their documents

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    Hi all



    today I have received (for my personal collection) two new Finnish Crosses with their documents, awarded both for same person. A good opportunity to start a thread, where we can show our crosses with accompanying documents.

    For the begining Commemorative Cross of the 5th Division (Ilves-Divisioona = Lynx Division), awarded for the Continuation War. Nice old made decoration, with original ribbon:
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    The second one is the really scarce Cross for Military Railway Units (Sotarautatiemuodostelmien risti), with origial ribbon & clasp. Manufactured by Veljekset Sundquist (Sundquist Brothers):
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    Nice crosses! Also nice to see that the documents have been preserved.

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    2 very nice medals.

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    Nice to know, that you like it Yes, the documents are often more scarce as the decorations... Today one more:

    Commemorative Cross of the 7th Division (Sword Division) = 7. Divisioona risti (Kalparisti). Maker: Merkkikeskus
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    Great to see these unusual awards and especially with their documentation , many thanks for showing them and nice additions to your collection .
    REGARDS AL

    We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
    Always a little further : it may be
    Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
    Across that angry or that glimmering sea...

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    Thanks for nice feedback to be continued [I hope]

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    Hi again

    I have new addition: this time not a single cross, but medal bar. It contains three rather common medals: Liberty Medal 2nd Class, medal for Winter War & medal for Continuation War. At the end we have two commemorative crosses, which are not so easy to find: Päämajan risti (Headquarters Cross) and 8. Divisioonan risti - cross of the 8th Division, called also Kolmen Kannaksen Koukkaajat (Outflankers of three isthmus).

    Three documents to the medal bar are preserved: for both crosses and for Continuation War medal; all to the same name.

    regards
    Tomasz
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    There are something special about Finnish medals. They looks amazing but still so simple and clean.

    And the Finnish people are very brave.

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    Quote by tompress View Post
    Hi again

    I have new addition: this time not a single cross, but medal bar. It contains three rather common medals: Liberty Medal 2nd Class, medal for Winter War & medal for Continuation War. At the end we have two commemorative crosses, which are not so easy to find: Päämajan risti (Headquarters Cross) and 8. Divisioonan risti - cross of the 8th Division, called also Kolmen Kannaksen Koukkaajat (Outflankers of three isthmus).

    Three documents to the medal bar are preserved: for both crosses and for Continuation War medal; all to the same name.

    regards
    Tomasz
    A nice set. I tried looking trough a book that has listed veterans who served in units that were under the command of the HQ, but I couldn't find him. Most likely listed in a book with veterans from the 8th division.

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