Folkakademis Hus - Winter War - Porvoo, Finland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member small oaks
N 60° 23.356 E 025° 39.770
35V E 426297 N 6695512
Quick Description: Folkakademi's house were war hospital during winter war 1939 - 1940
Location: Finland
Date Posted: 11/8/2010 5:15:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMA2YX
Views: 29

Long Description:
There is a small plaque on local Public Academy's - Folkakademi's wall that says both in Swedish and Finnish.
" I denna bygnaden fungerare ett krigssjukhus under åren 1939 - 1940.
Tässä talossa toimi sotasairaala vuosina 1939 - 1940"
This means: This building was a military hospital during 1939 - 1940.

Plaque was commemorated by Porvoo Reserve Officer's Club.

About the Winter War: "The Winter War (Finnish: Talvisota, Swedish: Vinterkriget) was a military conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland. It began with a Soviet offensive on 30 November 1939—three months after the start of World War II and the Soviet invasion of Poland—and ended on 13 March 1940 with the Moscow Peace Treaty." quoted from Wikipedia
Address:
Jokikatu 15 06100 Porvoo Finland


Name of War: Winter War

Type of Documentation: Historic Marker/Interpretive

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