Sunday, July 3, 2011

Adolf Ehmrooth. Thank you Dotdto!!

From Wikipedia:

Adolf Erik Ehrnrooth (February 9, 1905, Helsinki – February 26, 2004) was a Finnish general.
Ehrnrooth entered cadet school in 1922 and served in the
Uusimaa Dragoon Regiment (Uudenmaan Rakuunarykmentti).
During the
Winter War he served on the staffs of the 7th Division and the Cavalry Brigade. From the beginning of the Continuation War he served as the chief of staff of the 2nd Division until he was seriously wounded. After he recovered he was appointed to lead the 7th Infantry regiment (JR 7) of the 2nd Division. During the battles on the Karelian Isthmus he was awarded the Mannerheim cross.
After the wars he led an active military career until he retired in 1965.
Adolf Ehrnrooth is the face and voice most associated with rehabilitation of the fighters who secured Finland its independence. The long era during which it simply was not progressive to value the military ended in the early 1990s, at which time his charismatic persona was at its height.
He became a figurehead for the whole veteran community—straight-talking and unapologetic. When he found out that many nationalist youths cited him as an idol, he blasted them squarely by saying that he might have in his own youth held nationalistic views, but that Finland's path was now in the
European Union, a view the nationalists did not hold.

Nice card from Alena. Thank you!

Nice card from Andradina, Brasil. Thank you Evelyn !

Saturday, July 2, 2011