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Finland’s forgotten war

Sunday 4 August 2019

As I left the Wild Brown Bear Lodge I knew I had had an experience I would never forget. The site of those magnificent animals up close and within range of my camera lens, was a dream come true.

And so I left the Lodge and began my journey north west towards Norway and I came across a memorial to an event I had never heard of before, Finland’s Winter War and the Battle for Raates Road near a small town called Suomussalmi. the town has built a museum and a memorial in honour of those who died here and to the futility of war. It was very moving and I post it here simply to make it more known.

That evening I found myself in a rest area near a village called Posio and decided to saty there for the night.