Antti Isotalo (Jäger)

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Antti Isotalo in 1938.

Antti Isotalo (13 January 1895, Alahärmä – 17 March 1964) was a Finnish Jäger, lieutenant, military recruiter, commandant and farmer. Isotalo served during World War I in the 27th Jäger Battalion as Hilfsgruppenführer from 1915 to 1918, the Finnish Civil War in 1918 in the Whites' side, the Aunus expedition in 1919, the Winter War as a commandant from 1939 to 1940, and the Continuation War[1] as a lieutenant from 1941 to 1942. The song "Kuularuiskulaulu" tells about his reputation during the civil war. Isotalo was also an active member of the anticommunist far right Lapua Movement and its successor, Patriotic People's Movement between the late 1920s and the 1930s.[2][3] He briefly participated in the politics; he was a candidate of the Patriotic People's Movement in the Finnish parliamentary elections of 1930 and 1936.[3] After the wars, he was known as the local leader of Alko from Seinäjoki between 1945 and 1958.[4]

Isotalo was a grandson of famous puukkojunkkari Antti Isotalo.

His son is Simo K. Isotalo.[5][6]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Niinistö, Jussi: ISONTALON ANTTI - ETELÄPOHJALAINEN JÄÄKÄRI, VÄRVÄRI JA SEITSEMÄN SODAN VETERAANI (in Finnish)
  2. ^ Antti Isotalo. Kansallisbiografia (in Finnish)
  3. ^ a b Tuli Isontalon Antti Härmästä päin. Turun Sanomat (in Finnish)
  4. ^ Suomen jääkärien elämäkerrasto 1975 (in Finnish)
  5. ^ Häjyt – Pohjanmaan sitkein myytti (in Finnish)
  6. ^ "Suuri Värväys" -Juhlaseminaari, puhe Simo Isotalo (in Finnish)