Digitized Finnish War Diaries

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Re: Digitized Finnish War Diaries

Post by kuuskajaskari » 22 Feb 2013 23:50

Martti Kujansuu wrote:I have enquired the possibility of digitising microfilm rolls F 100/1-68 and F 102/1-213 from the head of National Archive's digitising program. If they are digitised, we have access to following material online:

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- Maps, maps and maps.

Any hint what maps are coming. Maaselkä Isthmus, I hope.

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Re: Digitized Finnish War Diaries

Post by Mangrove » 23 Feb 2013 07:09

kuuskajaskari wrote: Any hint what maps are coming. Maaselkä Isthmus, I hope.
It's quite hard to estimate what kind of maps are to be available based on the archival listing alone, but here's the better of my guesses:

- Finnish troop movement and placement maps
- Intelligence maps of Soviet positions and unit movements
- Fortification maps (e.g. VT-, VKT-, U- and Salpa lines)
- Training and war game maps
- Weather and ice condition maps
- Thematic maps of the Soviet Union

P.S. I think I have covered most of the 1943 Finnish 1:20 000 Maaselkä Isthmus maps on my map thread.

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Re: Digitized Finnish War Diaries

Post by kuuskajaskari » 01 Mar 2013 20:54

Yep, a lot of good maps. I'm looking for a few more maps Hiisjärvi-Salmijoki- Pirunsaari area ..

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Re: Digitized Finnish War Diaries

Post by Mangrove » 12 Mar 2013 10:33

I received a word that the aforementioned microfilms are not in the digitisation list for at least for several years due to insufficient resources to catalog them to the online system.

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Re: Digitized Finnish War Diaries

Post by Mangrove » 26 Mar 2013 12:13

Hundreds of building blueprints property of the city of Viipuri have been digitised. Two examples of buildings now renovated to their former glory:

- The City Library by Alvar Aalto. - General Plan - South Facade - East Facade
- The Art Museum and the Art School by Uno Ullberg - General Plan and North Facade - East Facade - West Facade

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Re: Digitized Finnish War Diaries

Post by Mangrove » 23 Jun 2013 13:06

Some previously missing, albeit interesting, Winter War war diaries have been digitised, e.g. 2. ja 4. Erillinen panssarijoukkue (two FT-17 tank platoons under 3rd Corps at Taipale). See digi.narc.fi


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Re: Digitized Finnish War Diaries

Post by John T » 15 Aug 2018 22:35

I have a faint memory that someone had a link to a Finnish document of ammunition expenditure during the winter war.
But now both my memory and my search skills fails me.

It was very detailed with data for each type of gun and ammunition.


Any advice on where to find it would be apreciated.

Good Night
/John

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Re: Digitized Finnish War Diaries

Post by Mangrove » 16 Aug 2018 04:59

John T wrote:
15 Aug 2018 22:35
I have a faint memory that someone had a link to a Finnish document of ammunition expenditure during the winter war.
Päämaja. Taisteluvälineosasto. Ampumatarvikehuoltotoimisto 1941-1944. It mostly covers only the Continuation War era.

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Re: Digitized Finnish War Diaries

Post by John T » 23 Sep 2018 22:09

Mangrove wrote:
16 Aug 2018 04:59
John T wrote:
15 Aug 2018 22:35
I have a faint memory that someone had a link to a Finnish document of ammunition expenditure during the winter war.
Päämaja. Taisteluvälineosasto. Ampumatarvikehuoltotoimisto 1941-1944. It mostly covers only the Continuation War era.
Thanks
It was not what I remembered, what I am looking for might been procured weapons and ammo, and their expenditure during the winter war.



But the data in your link seem to been input for
Erjolas " AMPUMATARVIKKEET SOTIEN 1939-1945 AIKANA SUOMESSA"

https://journal.fi/ta/article/view/47724/13599


Thanks for your effort.
/John

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Re: Digitized Finnish War Diaries

Post by Mangrove » 04 Jan 2019 13:17

Apparently the National Archives of Finland is working, among other things, with algorithms to recognise and transcript handwritten war diaries into plain Finnish.
Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents
Twitter.com - Tomi Ahoranta
When will the transcribed texts be published?
[...]
As soon as we have the interface for showing images and texts. We also have to process more than just test pages with Handwritten Text Recognition.

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