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Finland
Lahti
Päijät-Häme

Mariankatu / Aleksanterinkatu

Hakkapeliittain kotiinpaluu

Hakkapeliitta's Homecoming

A Hakkapeliitta is a Finnish light cavalryman in the service of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden during the Thirty Years' War (1618 to 1648)
(Wikipedia)
Pentti Papinaho
1975

Lahti /  Hakkapeliittain kotiinpaluu   Lahti /  Hakkapeliittain kotiinpaluu

Description

Statue of two Finnish Hakkapeliitta returning on horseback after the 30-year war.

Inscription(s)

hakkapeliittain kotiinpaluu

Signature

Pentti Papinaho 1974

Annotation

The statue symbolizes the Finnish stamina and the will to defend ourselves and the honor indication of the Finnish cavalry soldiers. It is unveiled 4 October 1975 at the Lahti Hospital, and in 1991 moved to the present location.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 60°58'58" E 25°39'22"

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