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Lennart Oesch and Carl Mannerheim at a memorial for the Battle of Lützen, celebrating its 300th anniversary, 6 Nov 1932Finnish Chief of the General Staff Lennart Oesch (left) and Estonian Chief of the General Staff Nikolai Reek (second from right) inspecting an Estonian military exercise, Estonia, Oct 1938
Lennart Oesch and Carl Mannerheim at a memorial for the Battle of Lützen, celebrating its 300th anniversary, 6 Nov 1932Finnish Chief of the General Staff Lennart Oesch (left) and Estonian Chief of the General Staff Nikolai Reek (second from right) inspecting an Estonian military exercise, Estonia, Oct 1938
Carl Mannerheim and Lennart Oesch during a field exercise in Finnish Karelia, Finland, Aug 1939Lieutenant General Lennart Oesch and his chief of staff Colonel Valo Nihtilä inspecting Viipuri, Finland (now Vyborg, Russia), Aug-Sep 1941
Carl Mannerheim and Lennart Oesch during a field exercise in Finnish Karelia, Finland, Aug 1939Lieutenant General Lennart Oesch and his chief of staff Colonel Valo Nihtilä inspecting Viipuri, Finland (now Vyborg, Russia), Aug-Sep 1941
Soviet Major General Vladimir V. Kirpitsnikov, in captivity, lighting a cigarette for Finnish Lieutenant General Lennart Oesch, Russia, Sep 1941Portrait of Lennart Oesch, date unknown
Soviet Major General Vladimir V. Kirpitsnikov, in captivity, lighting a cigarette for Finnish Lieutenant General Lennart Oesch, Russia, Sep 1941Portrait of Lennart Oesch, date unknown
Lennart Oesch and Aitanga Niskanen visiting Oesch
Lennart Oesch and Aitanga Niskanen visiting Oesch's relatives in Switzerland, May 1952
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"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939