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Finns In The Red Army - M36 Edited for Red Army Use?

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    Default Finns In The Red Army

    This thread was hard to place in the right section, so I'm sorry if it's in the wrong place.

    I stumbled upon photos of rather peculiar looking uniforms, on a Karelian news site. They look like M/36 uniforms and the article spoke of Finns who fought for the Red Army, during the Winter War. What do you guys think, is this a Finnish M/36 re-tailored?

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    Ah, the uniforms in the photos are Polish. The Finnish Peoples Army got most if it's supplies from Poland, when the Soviet Union occupied it.

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    Another photo, that I found of Finns in the Red Army.
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    Here are more close up shots of the Finnish RKKA uniform, that I found from a Russian forum.
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    Never even heard of this before! Most interesting stuff. Thanks.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thank you! I will keep updating further info here.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Never even heard of this before! Most interesting stuff. Thanks.

    Cheers, Ade.
    That makes two of us Ade!.....
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    See here: FOREIGNERS

    Fellow collectors are NOT adversaries to be bested...

    ☭ "Ричик, я не понимаю, почему, почему ты тратишь деньги на эти вещи!" ☭

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    Quote by RichieC View Post
    See here: FOREIGNERS
    Hey Richie,

    Thanks for the link. For some reason wont let me in . I ordered a new password to my email and I tried to log in, but it keeps saying that I need to register.

    EDIT: Never mind, I got it working .
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    Hi Aleksander in the photo of the two guys together both look to be wearing Finnish m36 tunics as for the first tunic not sure how in started life

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