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I'm collecting pictures of Mannerheim Cross Knights wearing their award and I will share them in this topic. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a picture for all of them but it will still be nice to have the ones I could find in one place and possibly boost the interest among collectors.

I was thinking if I should do a list of all the recipients but you can already find it on Finnish wikipedia page.

Most of the pictures are from http://sa-kuva.fi/

Knight #1

Ernst Ruben Lagus, awarded with the 2nd class on July 22, 1941

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1 hour ago, 1812 Overture said:

Thank you friends, great articles and pictures:thumbup:, and wish you all the best!

Thank you very much! I'm glad you found interest in this topic and there's much more to come. All the best to you too!

Knight #17

Taavetti Laatikainen, awarded with the 2nd class on October 3, 1941

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1 hour ago, BalkanCollector said:

Knight #23

Antti Väinö Sokka, awarded with the 2nd class on October 12, 1941

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Is he wearing a badge on his arm or is it thorn by a bullet or something?

Interesting pictures btw!

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1 hour ago, JohanH said:

Is he wearing a badge on his arm or is it thorn by a bullet or something?

Thank you for your interest and thank you for asking because you made me look for a more detailed photo and I've found one. I've replaced it and I think it's obvious now that the sleeve is thorn.

Knight #26

Matti Varstala, awarded with the 2nd class on October 16, 1941

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You´re right, it´s only thorn. First I thought that he was wearing some weird variation of the tank-destroyer badge since he´s standing next to the anti-tank rifle. But it didn´t look right.

The badge is white with a black tank on it (for those who didn´t know).

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