Welcome to the Kev Os 4 Finnish WWII History and Reenactor Website! 

 

The Premier Site for Finnish Army wartime photos, Finnish WWII militaria, and information about Finnish reenacting!  Also huge sections on Finnish uniforms and gear used by Finnish soldiers during the Winter War and Continuation War.  

 

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Kiitokset kaikille ystävillemme Suomessa, jotka ovat edesauttaneet paljon tämän sivuston kehittämisessä sekä tunnistamalla monia sivuston kuvista!

 Main Menu

Finland's Wars 1939-1944  

KevOs4 Unit War History

Wartime Photos - Over 400 photos!  

Upcoming Events and News

Past Events for KevOs4 -

Member Info and Tunic Guide

Collectors Guide and Virtual Museum

Links Page to some Cool sites

Finnish Army Militaria and Gear for Sale  Updated May 2014

Special Features and Stories

Site Map -  A listing of all pages

Modern Finland Today

Meidän ryhmän tarkoituksena on opettaa USA:ssa ihmisille talvisodasta, jatkosodasta ja lapin sodasta. Me esiinnymme ja puhumme kouluille ja erilaisille ryhmille. Jäsenemme matkustavat usein Suomeen ja Venäjälle tavatakseen veteraaneja ja käydäkseen museoissa sekä sotapaikoilla.  Me etsimme aina uusia artikkeleita, joita voimme laittaa kotisivullemme ja jotka auttavat selvittämään suomalaisten sotilaiden kokemuksia sodan aikana.

In November of 1939, peace talks between Finland and Russia broke down and Russia invaded Finland with a massive army of almost 1 million soldiers and thousands of tanks and cannons. But, in what was to be the 2nd coldest winter since 1828, the Russian army broke down under the onslaught of cold and the heroic Finnish defenders, who used the terrain and weather to their advantage. The events taking place in this country which straddles the arctic circle would change the political and territorial conditions in Europe for the rest of the century. 

This KevOs4 Finnish re-enactor group is dedicated to studying the history of the Light Infantry Units in battle against the Russian army around Viipuri, in the Karelia Isthmus, during the Winter War and Continuation War. Our efforts are to increase the public awareness of the Finnish struggle for Independence against such formidable odds. It is a truly epic story of heroism and valor.  Many of the Finnish Re-enactors in this group have traveled to Finland and Russia to see the battlefields, meet with veterans of the war,  attend lectures, and tour the war and armor museums in both countries. 

We also dedicate this site to the Finnish people that lived and died during the Winter War, Continuation War, and Lapland War. The sacrifices that were made, both in life and property, speak volumes of the will and bravery of the Finnish people. These heroic acts saved Finland as a nation and set a lofty standard of conduct  for the entire world. The word Sisu means guts and valor and this is a fitting expression for the Finnish people and the soldiers of the Finnish Army.  And we honor the real men and fighters of Kev Os 4 that served and died for Finland from 1939-45.

Finnish Militaria! - New Listing of hats, books, puukko knives, and other gear! Be sure to visit both pages...

 

Sign up on our Kev Os 4 Email List and get news updates from the group! Hear about events before they get posted here. Also, members of the email list get special deals on Finnish Militaria that are only available to the email list!     Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lun4/    It's Free!

Get the English Version of the popular Finnish documentary Suomen Puolesta! This single dvd has 63 minutes of wartime footage, vet interviews, and information about Finland just after the war. This documentary has information on all 3 Finnish wars 1939-1945 rather than just the Winter War.

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Wartime Photos   Now over 400  wartime photos on this website. Plus over 200 photos of Finnish gear, reenactments, and trip reports!

 

Books, DVDS, and lots of cool Finnish militaria for sale. 

Finnish Militaria for Sale

 

Articles on Simo Hayha, Lotta Svard and a Finnish uniforms section by  Miikka Teräs. Go to Special Features.

 

Special Page on Rank Badges!  by Jarkko Vihavainen - Jaeger Platoon  

In  Memory of a great producer- Ben Strout

 

Website designed and owned by Marshall Kregel webmaster@kevos4.com
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 All rights reserved.
Revised: May 28, 2014 .

New DVDS now in the Gear For Sale Pages!!!

 

 

German Stug Tank in service as a Finnish Tank during the Continuation War

Click the Pic for Special Features

 

The Site Map has explanations of all the pages in the KevOs4 website 

 

Ostetaan! Mikäli Sinulla on suomalaista materiaalia; uniformuja, kypäriä, kirjeitä, valokuvia, karttoja, varaosia, kenttäpulloja, pakkeja ja
ruokailuvälineitä, päähineitä, vöitä tai muuta suomalaista sotilasmateriaalia myytävänä, toivomme yhteydenottoasi.


We are buying!    If you have Finnish gear, uniforms, helmets, letters, pictures, maps, parts, canteens, cook gear, hats, belts, or other Finnish militaria items for sale, please contact us!   webmaster@kevos4.com

Kiitokset kaikille ystävillemme Suomessa, jotka ovat edesauttaneet paljon tämän sivuston kehittämisessä sekä tunnistamalla monia sivuston kuvista!

Thank you to our Friends in Finland who have added so much to this website and identified many of the photos used on these pages! 

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