The Hietaniemi cemetery (Sandudds begravningsplats) in Helsinki includes a large number of monuments related to the Finnish wars.

The text reads "In memory of those missing in war 1939-1944".
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(Courtesy of Juho Ojala, krigsminnen.se)

A memorial to the Finnish POW's who died while in captivity.
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(Courtesy of Juho Ojala, krigsminnen.se)

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(Courtesy of Juho Ojala, krigsminnen.se)

An overview of the graves of veterans in the cemetery.
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(Courtesy of Juho Ojala, krigsminnen.se)

A memorial to the Finnish soldiers who fought in the German forces 1941-1943.
The text reads "In the memory of volunteer Finns who lost their lives for the liberty of [Finnish] Fatherland while serving under German military forces [army] 1941 - 1943. Brothers in arms."
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(Courtesy of Juho Ojala, krigsminnen.se)

A memorial to the Swedes who died fighting for Finland and whose bodies were not located.
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(Courtesy of Juho Ojala, krigsminnen.se)

A memorial over those Finnish soldiers who died in the war and whose bodies were located on Russian territory after the war.
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(Courtesy of Juho Ojala, krigsminnen.se)

A memorial to the Roma who died during the war.
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(Courtesy of Juho Ojala, krigsminnen.se)

A memorial to the Norwegian soldiers who died fighting for Finland during the Winter War.
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(Courtesy of Juho Ojala, krigsminnen.se)

A memorial to German soldiers who died in Finland.
memorial-fi-hietaniemi-german
(Courtesy of Juho Ojala, krigsminnen.se)

Among the graves on the cemetary are those of Risto Ryti President of Finland 1940-1944 and Marshal of Finland Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim Commander-in-Chief of the Finnish forces 1939-1945 and President of Finland 1944-1946.
memorial-fi-hietaniemi-ryti
(Courtesy of Juho Ojala, krigsminnen.se)

memorial-fi-hietaniemi-mannerheim
(Courtesy of Juho Ojala, krigsminnen.se)

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