Finnish Civil Guard manual: Handbok för Skyddskårerna, 1919
Finnish Civil Guard manual:Handbok för Skyddskårerna, 1919. 1. delen den militäriska utbildningen
Original Finnish Civil Guard manual. The White Guard or Civil Guard (Finnish: Suojeluskunta, Swedish: Skyddskår, literally: Protection Corps) was a voluntary militia, part of the Finnish Whites movement, that emerged victorious over the socialist Red Guards in the Finnish Civil War of 1918. They were generally known as the "White Guard" in the West due to their opposition to the "communist" Red Guards. In the White Army of Finland many participants were recruits, draftees and German-trained Jägers – rather than part of the paramilitary. The central organization was named the White Guard Organization, and the organization consisted of local chapters in municipalities.
Print date: 1919
Author: Civil Guard supreme HQ
Decent condition. Fairly rare 1919 manuals, some of these may have stamps, all have some defects, either from moisture, or some wear. These are one of the first Civil Guard manuals ever printed.
Printed in Swedish