"Winter War" medal of 1939-1940 was rendered to those who served during the Winter
War campaign. This Order is made of dark zinc type metal. The obverse shows a
Finnish soldier wearing winter clothing shooting a rifle in the center surrounded
by Finnish Coat-at-Arm shields. The reverse has the inscription "KUNNIA ISANMAA."
The ribbon is black with two red stripes in the center. In addition,this award has
a campaign bar "KOTIJOUKOT" mounted on the ribbon.
The ribbon bar in the top center shows the colors of the following awards:
The Cross of Liberty with swords attached, the bronze Freedom Medal and the Winter
The Medal of
Liberty comes in two classes; silver medal with light blue ribbon with narrow white
stripe on each edge and bronze 2nd class with red ribbon with two yellow broad
stripes on each edge. The Medal of Liberty 2nd class shown is a 1939 Winter War type
that was awarded only in wartime for gallantry in the field. The obverse in the
center shows the Finnish coat-of arms a Lion brandishing a sword surrounded with the
Finnish inscription "UR HEUDESTA FOR TAPPEHET" (FROM THE NATION FOR BRAVERY). The
reverse in the center the inscription "SUOMEN KANSALTA 1918" surrounded by a wreath.