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A-M Löfdahl
13-09-08, 21:41
Today was the battle of Oravais reconstructed at the same place as the original battle at 14 September 1808. After this war Finland was separated from Sweden.
Read about the war and The Historical Society of Oravais at
http://www.oravais.fi/vomturism/ohif/sidor/English/Battle.html

Look at a lot of photos from the reconstruction 200 years later (13.9.2008) at
http://www.vasabladet.fi/
Ca 6000 persons attended the reenactment. Soldiers showed the audience how a battle was carried out 200 years ago. Soldiers in old costumes came from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany and Russia.

It was a very special event!
Ann-Marie