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Kaupungintalonpuisto
(City Hall Park)

Lahden vapaudenpatsas

Statue of Liberty of Lahti

Memorial for the White Soldiers of the 1918 Civil War
Viktor Jansson
Taito (Helsinki)
1921

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Description

Bronze statue of a nude young warrior, raising his left arm and holding a helmet in his right arm.

Inscription(s)

KOTASI JA ISÄNMAATASI
PUOLUSTAMAAN
Defending
Home and Fatherland

Signature

v. jansson 1920
taidevalimo o/y taito a/b helsinki 1921

Annotation

The model was theology student Elias Simojoki (1899-1940), later IKL-activist and Member of Parliament (Wikipedia).

War memorial - list of names

We have photos of the list(s) of fallen on this memorial. Contact us if you want to see these lists. (contact form)

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Locatie (N 60°58'48" - E 25°39'24")

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Item Code: fi036; Photograph: 29 June 2013
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