Wednesday 1 April 2009

Finland - the Winter War

Postmarked Tampere, dated 24 March 2009.
This postcard is en-orm-ous!  It must be three times the size of a standard postcard, a picture that has been made into a postcard.  The message reads:
This is a historic image from 1944, a very cold winter.  During World War II my country was the target of heavy bombing.  This is a picture from the main street.  The house burned badly but with over 30 degrees of frost, the water in the fire extinguishers froze to the walls of the house.
What looks like an attractive picture has a sobering story behind it.

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