The Finland Sentinel; Official Organ of the Finland Constitutional League of America Volume 1

The Finland Sentinel; Official Organ of the Finland Constitutional League of America Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...the yoke of such bandits. You know from the newspapers and private sources in general what then happened. As soon as the coup d'etat in Finland took place and there was a question of rendering help to terrorized Finland, the Swedish Government instantly tookunder consideration the question of the Aland Islands, and almost openly placed the question of getting these islands from Finland as compensation for the required help. When the commanderin-chief of the troops of the Government sent a White Guard detachment to restore order on the Aland Islands and this small regiment had nearly completed their task--the greatest part of the Russian army and the Red Guards had already been sent off the Islands, --there appeared a few Swedish warships at Aland and the Commander of this expedition presented to the White Guard leader a forged cablegram from General Mannerheim with orders to leave the supreme leadership of the military operations to the Swedish commander and to leave the place, upon which the White Guard left the islands. Shortly afterwards, quite unexpectedly, the German fleet appeared at Aland, declaring that they did not want the Swedish fleet to take the Islands, whereupon the Swedish fleet left. It seems to me that it was the Swedish intervention in the Aland Islands which caused the Germans to intervene in Finland with their full military strength, for the Finns, having already received arms and ammunition, the quantity of which they had greatly increased by disarming their enemies in battle, would surely have been able to win the war, and clean their own house, without further German intervention. The emissaries of the Bolsheviki and the Finnish traitors try to make the world believegthat the Finns, and especially the...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236942647
  • 9781236942647