The Finnish Civil War saw two untrained armies fight each other

The Finnish Civil War was fought between two quickly recruited armies with mostly untrained fighters. In the early stages of the conflict, the core of the two armies was made up of volunteers who joined the troops in ideological fervour. At the beginning of the war, the White Army consisted mainly of members of the […]

Boat traffic complemented the railway network

Thanks to the extensive network of canals and locks, passenger and freight boats could reach even the farthest corners of the Saimaa and Päijänne lake systems in the 1910s. Boats sailed on other major lakes as well, except for Lake Inari. The boats transported people and goods along the waterways. Water transport facilitated access to […]