Heikki Nurmio bust - Turku, Finland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mikkeri
N 60° 26.852 E 022° 16.382
34V E 570042 N 6701930
Quick Description: A bust of Heikki Nurmio, a Finnish jaeger and writer
Location: Finland
Date Posted: 10/10/2010 2:52:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM9XAB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
Views: 110

Long Description:
Heikki Nurmio (1887-1947) - Finnish jäger and writer. He is remembered for writing the lyrics for "Jääkärien marssi" (March of the jägers) composed by Jean Sibelius in 1917.

Heikki Nurmio joined the Finnish jägers in 1916 in Germany. He participated in combats in Germany's Eastern front and fought against Russia in the Civil War. His book "Jääkärin päiväkirja" (Diary of a jäger) was published in 1918 and he became known also as the author of war novels that were meant for younger audiences.

source: Wikipedia

If you wish to read more about the Finnish jaeger movement, there is a shortish explanation on it in the Wikipedia.
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