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Tribute to my great-grandfather

Article about: I'm about to make a display of Finnish war stuff. in memory of my great-grandfather. who fought in both the Finnish Winter War and Continuation War. sadly, all his belongings have been disca

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    I'm about to make a display of Finnish war stuff. in memory of my great-grandfather. who fought in both the Finnish Winter War and Continuation War.
    sadly, all his belongings have been discarded by my relatives in Finland. but I have replaced all his medals and unifromers with new ones. Here are some pictures I just took with my phone.

    My great-grandfather did fought with 5D 1.kkk/Jr13 on the Karelian Isthmus in the battel of Kärstiläjärvi 1939.
    and in 1941 i fought with the 6D 2/jr54 in the battel of Kaakkurilampi, Kuorekevaara and Nenäpalo.
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    Nice pics, and nice to see another guy from Scandinavia here.

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    very good start its a shame you have had to replace it all good luck to getting everything else

    tom

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    thank you very much. yeah it ***** that I dont have his real unifrom. Now is my next step is to get some photos of my great-grandfather

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    some new pic of my grandfather service card from the war.
    and a trench made frame to put his picture in.
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    A super project!
    Your great-grandfather would be proud
    Keep us posted!

    Best regards from Norway

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    thank you very much. and i am very proud of him. I can tell you a little about his duties during the war. in the Winter War, he was a rifleman and truck driver in a heavy machine gun company, probably a Maxim MG. He fought against the Russian 123D in the area of ​​Viipuri. in the Continuation War, he helped cut off the roads so the Russians could not flank the Germans "6th SS Mountain Division Nord" army when they regain a town called Salla in northern Finland.

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    Great project thanks for posting !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    I have recently added a few new things for my display.

    A typical Finnish issue ammo bandolier used in the Continuation War (1941-1944)
    A Finnish army Maxim MG Ammo Box and a Finnish 'Puukko' trench made knife
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    Looking Good!!

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