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Mannerheim's Birthday 1942 by tuomaskoivurinne Mannerheim's Birthday 1942 by tuomaskoivurinne
The actual historical event, was a significant and equally a humorous on it's own.
Little note: the opening scene with the drunken soldiers and the clever observations about human aerodynamic capabilities is taken from Väinö Linna's book Tuntematon Sotilas.

Translation:

June the 4th 1942. Marshall Mannerheim's birthday is being celebrated on the front.
Drunken soldier: Look boys! I'm an airplane!

At same time, the Chancellor of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler had crashed the birthday party...
Hitler: Ach! Finland Finnland...

But the history books don't reveal that in reality, also Italy's Benito Mussolini arrived...
Mussolini: I'm late! The damn gift shop was closed!

During the festivities, the guests discussed about the current military affairs and some disagreements came up. Suddently Hitler suggested:
Hitler: Gentlemen, Meine Herren! In order to solve this, I'd like to suggest a little bet about which of us has the best and the bravest fighting men under his command...

Steiner: HEIL, MEIN FÜHRER !!!
SS-Rottenführer Steiner
- Has fought in Poland, Norway, France, the Balkans and the Eastern Front.
- Has been wounded five times in action.
- Rewarded with several decorations, including the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.


Hitler: Excellent... Jump down.
Steiner: JAWOHL, MEIN FÜHRER !!!

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Mussolini: Hmmm... Send Caporale Guerzoni here...

Guerzoni: EIA EIA ALALÀ !!!
Caporale Guerzoni
- Has combat experience from Abyssinia, volunteered in the Spanish Civil War, the Balkans and the North Africa.
- Rewarded for personal bravery and recognized tenor-singer of the elite Parachute Division.

Mussolini: Jump from the cliff...

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Guerzoni: I - Il Duce ?!

Mussolini: Stronzo !! (idiot) Jump !!!
Guerzoni: Viva, Il Duceeeeeeee...

Mannerheim: Private Väänänen!

Väänänen: Marshall Sir!
Private Väänänen
- During the Winter War, defended the Kollaa-river.
- In autumn 1941, tried to solitary circle the whole Maaselkä Isthmus
(in East Karelia) but the Headquarters managed to persuade him to drop this.
- Just returned from a two-week long-range patrol.
- Decorated for bravery, the gold championship in shot put from the Äänislinna athletics competition and came in second in the divisional-level trench art contest.

Mannerheim: Jump down.

Väänänen: Goddamn geezer !!! Go jump yourself !!!

The winner was resolved...
During the next year, Hitler decided that the most important thing is not to win, but that everybody has a good time.
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:iconrousku4321:
Rousku4321 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Absoluuttinen mestariteos! :'D
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Drawboyy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
totaalinen repeäminen :DD
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:iconrcraven:
rcraven Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
"- In autumn 1941, tried to solitary circle the whole Maaselkä Isthmus (in East Karelia) but the Headquarters managed to persuade him to drop this. "

I litterally fall off of my chair while reading this. These are simply outstanding :-D
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kazi2000 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice :D
i have also a work about him, here is the link: [link]
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh. This is actually a very old wartime joke.

Nobody is sure where it started form, but I've heard it numerous times about different nationalities, including an almost identical variant told to me by a Stalingrad veteran, but with the Romanian army instead of the Finnish...
Not to mention that the Romanian soldier's response was somewhat less printable and contained several references to the commanding officer's deceased relatives and the human act of reproduction...
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:icontuomaskoivurinne:
tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quite possible. Many good jokes tend to form according to the tellers nationality or likings :)
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:iconwingsofwrath:
wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Which really goes to show that human beings, even from wildly differing environments, are a lot more similar to each others that we've been generally told...
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Milarcha Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
"Mää olen lentokone!" ~ "Kauhee ilmataistelu!" ... :laughing: Se on niiin fukin paras kohta! Joku parhain ikinä!! :lol: (No ei, koko leffa on kyllä paras ikinä.)

Nauroin ihan sikana tälle sarjikselle. Loistava! Sulla on hieno piirtotekniikka. Upea kynänjälki. Jotenkin todella intensiivistä ja elävää viivaa. Ja mahtavia ilmeitä! :heart:

Tämä oli erityisen hyvin ilmaistu: "Viimeistään seuraavana vuonna Hitler päätti, että tärkeintä ei ole voitto, vaan se, että kaikilla on hauskaa." Nimenomaan. :laughing: :XD:
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kiitos. Kynänjälki on hieman erilaista verrattuna vanhempiin sarjakuviin (esim. nuo koira-sotasarjikset ja PsjK comicsit) koska nykyään käytän enemmän Pentel-sivellinkynää. Vaatii erilaisen piirtotyylin ja valitettavasti karsii yksityiskohtia, mutta viiva on elävämpää.
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:iconmilarcha:
Milarcha Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Juu. Ne Pentel-kynät on kyllä muuten tosi ihania. Niillä on kiva piirtää. :D
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MadMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
"Mää ole lentokone..." :D

Meillä oli tässä yx lentokone taannoin: tuli lomilta kännissä, yritti laittaa smurffipukua (!) päälle, tipahti taistelujakkaralta ja mursi jalkansa kahdesta kohtaa.
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
On se kurjaa että muutenkin pienilukuiset Ilmavoimat kärsivät tällaisia rauhanajan tappioita.

Ja sinnehän se sujahti, suosikkeihin. Kiitos :)
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victory1945 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
whos mannerheim?
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:iconlinuzz:
linuzz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Field marshal Carl Gustav Emil Mannerheim (was given an unique honorary title of Marshal of Finland that day) was the commander in Chief on the Finnish Defence Forces during the WWII, although addressed Marshal he was officially General of Cavalry, served in army of the Russian Empire prior and during WWI until called back to Finland in 1917 by the Finnish Senate to assume command over the Finnish army that was being formed at the time, he commanded the White army in Finnish Civil war and defeated the socialist Red Guards supported by Soviet Russia, after the war he worked hard to unite the Finnish people divided by the civil war.

In 1939 he again took the post of Commander in Chief and led our army in Winter war and later in the Continuation war, relieving himself of this duty when he was nominated the President in autum of 1944, there are those who see him only as the "White butcher" from the Civil war (in reality he never authorised any kind of action that violated any international treaties such as Geneva conventions, but this seems to be not enough to satisfy those who hate him), but for the vast majority of the Finnish people he was The national figure of that time, and he is considered a hero, having been nominated The Greates Finn.

Or to put it simply; think of him as the Finnish counterpart for Charles de Gaulle, surely you know who HE was?
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:iconvictory1945:
victory1945 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no not really.
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:iconjunerevolver:
JuneRevolver Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Filmographer
the way you draw sceneries is inspiringly amazing
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:icontuomaskoivurinne:
tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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XanderXVII Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Lol great pics!
Especially for the italian translation from "stronzo" xD
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:icontuomaskoivurinne:
tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I must admit that I downplayed a little bit :D Isn't it great, how colourful a language can be?
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:iconvaltteri:
Valtteri Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Ui vittu, ei suotta hallittuja kuvia tässä.
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:icontuomaskoivurinne:
tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tai sitten "ei hallittuja kuvia tässä". Ookkos itte kerinny piirtelemään?
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Valtteri Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Eiku joojoo. Noi on hienoja noi alun huolellisesti tehdyt kuvat. Niihin kiinnittää huomiota ja sit rupee lukemaan nopeesti eteenpäin.

Ja joo, välillä :)
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Juu nuo kaksi ensimmäistä ruutua onnistuivat aika mukavasti. Kuvat ovat (valitettavasti) huomattavasti yksinkertaisempia loppua kohden. Lisäksi kämmäsin Aatun naaman, ja vahvoilla varjoilla siitä tuli jotenkin ylimysteerinen ja dramaattinen.
Seuraavaa kysymystä osaat odottaa ja pelätä: Mitä meidän yhteisprojektille kuuluu?
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:iconvaltteri:
Valtteri Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Just noinhan sen pitäis mennä. Aluks lukia kattoo piirroksia tarkemmin, kun se yrittää keksiä, mistä on kyse, ja sillon kanzii panostaa laatuun. Loppua kohden kun tarina ottaa mukaansa, hyppii silmät ruudusta toiseen tosi nopeesti, ja silloin ei vissiin kannata ihan liian tarkkaan piirtää.

Mä oon viimeaikoina koittanu vähän kelata, että missä kohtaa porukka keskittyy kattomaan piirroksia ja missä ei. Jakais aikaa sit enemmän niihin ruutuihin, missä tarkalla piirrosjäljellä on jotain pointtia.
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ruuduissa vaihtelu virkistää aina: väliin silhuettia, erilaisia kuvakokoja ja jotain poikkeuksellista kuvakulmaa. Mielestäni silloin kun tekee sitten sellaisia ruutuja, missä ympäristö on mukana, olisi syytä ylläpitää (tässä tapauksessa) tarinan alkupään taso piirroksissa.
Kävin läpi paljon valokuvia, ja varmaan tuo Mussolini muodostui ainoaksi oikeaksi "hahmoksi" tässä.
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PavelKirilovich Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Pte. Väänänen's attempt to singlehandedly encircle the Soviet group of forces in the Maaselkä Isthmus was not authorized only because the Finnish Army was unable to resupply him with beer and ammunition.
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:icontuomaskoivurinne:
tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True, the roads in that area were a nightmare to the Logistics. Still are, I believe...
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:iconpavelkirilovich:
PavelKirilovich Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Heh. "Roads."
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:icontuomaskoivurinne:
tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh. "Heh." :p
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:iconpavelkirilovich:
PavelKirilovich Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Heh, "Heh." This could become something of a horrible chain. :P
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:iconkfirpanther3:
kfirpanther3 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Hitler was going to say "Suomi Finland Perkele".
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If German (with a Austrian accent) is able to form such beauty of a word...
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:iconkfirpanther3:
kfirpanther3 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
well, i can. I practice finnish accent sometimes.
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Sisulla <3
Jälleen pelastit päivän loistavalla sarjispätkällä, hienoa työtä!
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:icontuomaskoivurinne:
tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kiva pelastaa ihmisten päiviä. Kiitos!
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Kronosaurus82 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Artist
Actually fascists gave salute shouting "Eia eia alalà!!!" (or shortened versions like "Eia", "Ah", "Gh", "Gnh", etc.), that is totally meaningless. :P
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was thinking of correcting this, just need to find the correct font for the text.

So would he shout "Eia eia alalà", "Eia", "Eia, Il Duce!" or what?
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Kronosaurus82 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Artist
According to my sources, when two fascists saluted each other (doing the roman salute), used to say "A noi!" (which roughly means "to us"). When they gave a salute do Mussolini, they used to shout "Eia eia alalà". :)
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :) I'll fix it soon...
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:iconkronosaurus82:
Kronosaurus82 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional Artist
Np. ;)
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, good to know... I tried to find out how they saluted/addressed their superiors and Mussolini. It's surprisingly difficult to find this sort of information about Fascist-era Italy.
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Kronosaurus82 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Artist
Well... in Italy now there's a "fascist revival" because of the right-side government, then you can find lot of that kind of informations about fascist-era. Unfortunately there's also revisionism, so very often italians forget fascists war crimes (actually not well known even outside Italy), fascists cowardice, fascists violent government, and so on. :/
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe the film 1900 should be played more often?
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:iconkronosaurus82:
Kronosaurus82 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Artist
If a movie could help... I think that the problem is Italians mind. :/
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finns have always been sort of rejectful towards political extremes. Over centuries we have seen the enemy coming from the East, and whether it's the czar or Stalin. After the declaration of independence in 1917 and the civil war of 1918 (which still divides people today), there were strong attitudes against the former "Reds" and bolshevism. During the 1920's and 1930's there were right-wing extremis groups, very similar to the fascists, but common people simply saw them as troublemakers and such dictatorship never got a hold of Finland.
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Kronosaurus82 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Artist
Most of the Italians – on the contrary – like charismatic leaders (whom often mean extemism)... Mussolini, Andreotti, Cossiga, Craxi, Bossi, Berlusconi. :/
Too many Italians are unable to think with their own minds, they "need" someone who tells 'em what to do and what to think.
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linuzz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
well while we Finns may not be as fond of charismatic leaders, we are quite loyal, we may complain about our leaders, but as long as they treat us properly we obediently do what we are told to do, back during days when we were under Czars' rule most of them said that Finland was the one province under their rule that never caused them to worry, after Alexander III was almost killed by an assassin the opinion in Finland was "why won't Czar come here, we would surely protect him no matter what", but one day Nicholas II said "you WILL be Russian, forget all the previous freedom you have had, there will be one system in all of Russian Empire and it's not the one you currently have", few general strikes and one murdered governor-general later czar gave up trying to make us Russian, but at that time we were already pissed enough to start planning a revolution, too bad Russians revolted first, twice in fact, before we said "thanks, we've had enough, now leave or die!"
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Entartte Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
"Yritti yksin motittaa koko Maaselän kannaksen" XD: mulle tulee tosta mieleen Pasila: "Miesparka. Yritti kerra yksin piirittää Belgian"
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Muistan. Ei tosin yhteyttä tässä tapauksessa.
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multa Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
I lol'd.
Have you read this book [link] ? Your style combined with Mannerheim gave me a strong déjà vu. This is a compliment.
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