Children And Mothers Are Evacuated By Train During The Continuation War

While this photo is absolutely heart-breaking, it’s important to remember that these were some of the lucky ones. Here you can see a group of children and mothers, with everything from their lives that they could carry. They are Finnish civilians being evacuated by train to the countryside during the Finnish-Soviet Continuation War.

The evacuations were run by authorities to move civilians away from Soviet bombing targets. Even after the Finns were able to take back Ladoga Karelia and the Karelian Isthmus, Soviet bombing campaigns continued in other areas.

Continuation War


Vilppula (now, Mänttä-Vilppula), Pirkanmaa, Finland.

23 June 1941.

Credit: Anti-Worlds