Lotta Svärd (poem)

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Illustration for the poem "Lotta Svärd".

Lotta Svärd - Swedish: svärd means a sword - is the fourth poem in the second part of Johan Ludvig Runeberg's epic poem The Tales of Ensign Stål from 1860.

The Lotta Svärd poem is about a woman who manned a field kitchen during the Finnish War. The name was later used for several Lotta movements (women's auxiliary movements) in the Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway).

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