- About ten thousand Swedish soldiers went as volunteers to take part in both the Finnish Winter War and the Continuation War, when the Soviet Union attacked Finland.
- Finland asked Sweden for military support in 1939. The issue created a government crisis in Sweden when parts of the government wanted to defend Finland against the Soviet Union. But Sweden refused to participate in the war, in order to maintain its neutrality.
- “You were always scared,” says Jan Erik Kjellberg, 96, who went to Finland as a volunteer in 1942.
Source: ICELAND NEWS