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House of Emirates: Finland Field Marshal Carl Gustaf Mannerheim Signature



RARE ! We are thrilled to offer you this rare item from WWII, which has significant historical value.
The Finnish Liberty Cross II class merit medal signed by Finland’s Field Marshal Carl Gustav Mannerheim in 1943 at the height of WW2.

29 x 40 cm

The letter/medal is protected by glass cover.

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Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, born on June 4, 1867, was a Finnish military leader and statesman who played a crucial role in Finland’s history, particularly during World War II. Mannerheim served as the Commander-in-Chief of the Finnish Defense Forces and later as the Marshal of Finland. His military acumen was instrumental in successfully defending Finland against the Soviet invasion during the Winter War (1939-1940).

Mannerheim’s strategic brilliance earned him the respect of both allies and adversaries. His leadership skills were pivotal in forging the Continuation War (1941-1944) alongside Nazi Germany against the Soviet Union. Despite this alliance, Mannerheim maintained a pragmatic stance, ensuring Finland’s independence. Post-war, he served as the President of Finland from 1944 to 1946.

Mannerheim’s legacy extends beyond the military realm; he is revered as a symbol of Finnish resilience and diplomacy. His contributions to Finland’s sovereignty and his ability to navigate through complex geopolitical challenges mark him as a revered figure in Finnish history.