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Fred Fry International: Mannerheim Statue 'Tampere'

Fred Fry International: Mannerheim Statue 'Tampere' | Finland | Scoop.it
I have mentioned the Tampere Mannerheim Statue on this blog before here 'Europe's Lingering Scar of Communism'

You see, Tampere was a hotbed of communists during the Finnish Civel War and Mannerheim was the leader of the 'White' forces and routed the communists from the city. So, back in the 1950's when a statue was going to be erected in his honor, the city leaders stuck it in the forest, nowhere near the city itself.
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Director Harlin pulls out of Mannerheim film; producer Selin continues with project

Director Harlin pulls out of Mannerheim film; producer Selin continues with project | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish Hollywood director Renny Harlin announced in a Saturday interview with the Finnish late-edition tabloid Ilta-Sanomat that he will pull out of the Mannerheim biopic.
“I simply lost my faith in the project”, Harlin told interviewer Rita Tainola.
Harlin also said he has plans to develop his own film version about the life of the legendary WW II Finnish War Marshal and sixth President of Finland (1944-46) Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867-1951) within the next three years.
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