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Previously Secret Wartime Photos to be Released

For the first time, Finland's armed forces will release sensitive photographs from the Winter War and World War II.

The newspaper Helsingin Sanomat says they will be made public Monday. The pictures depict wartime atrocities, such as the murder of women and children and the razing of towns by Soviet partisan brigades.

There are also pictures of Finnish courts martial and executions. Most of the photographs were kept secret because Finland feared annoying the Soviet government, but the military also wanted to respect the privacy of the victims' families.

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