History Of The Finnish Civil Guard
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Introduction: An introduction of the history
of the Civil Guard section of this site. This introduction
should be read first to help the reader understand why this
article was done, how it was done, and also detailing the
great pride this site has for publishing this tremendous composition.
Suojeluskunta: The history of the Civil
Guard by Finnish contributor JTV. This is without a
doubt the most detailed and extensive work done on this subject
in English. The Civil Guard is a very misunderstood
organization by most of the world and this article helps set
the record straight on the history of the "Sk".
Oath: Suojeluskunta-oath for active Sk-members
both the early and later versions.
Svärd: Lotta Svärd-yhdistys (Lotta
Svärd association) started as women's auxiliary organization
to the Sk at March of 1921. The name originated from popular
and quite patriotic book “Vänrikki Stoolin tarinat” (Stories
of 2 nd Lieutenant Stool) containing stories located to Swedish
– Russian War of 1808 - 1809 in poetic form. After name of
the organization its members were called “Lotta” (Lottas).
Photo Section: The photo section covers
weapons, tunics, issue equipment, personalities, and other
photos of interest.
Guard District Maps: Each area of Finland
was broken down into Civil Guard districts, in this section
there is a map breakdown showing the location of various districts
and how these changed over time. If you own a Civil
Guard issue rifle that has a "S" number, this guide
will assist you in locating the area of Finland your rifle
would have served.
Civil Guard Items: To
open this Fall. An overview
of collecting Civil Guard issue items, equipment, and arms
- from a US collector -