Lotta Svard – 100 Years Of Social Responsibility - Set
Lotta Svard – 100 Years Of Social Responsibility - Set for only GBP £3.33
The voluntary Finnish women's national defense organization Lotta Svärd was established 100 years ago. Two stamps will be issued in honor of the centenary. Lotta Svärd is best known from the war years of 1939–1945, when the volunteer women, or "Lottas", as they were known, participated in the national defense in a variety of support roles. At its peak, the organization had about 240,000 Lotta and Junior Lotta members, the youngest of whom were 8 years old. Lotta Svärd also played an important part in post-war reconstruction.