Swedish boy runs for his father at a parade in Stokholm, 1941

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Swedish boy runs ahead of his mother towards the parade in which his father is marching. June 19th, 1941, Stockholm. Sweden maintained neutrality throughout World War II, although it did make a few concessions, initially to Germany, and then to the Western Allies. Sweden sold large quantities of iron ore …

Estonian Swedes attempting to escape Soviet occupation, late 1944

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Estonian Swedes (Swedish speaking minority residing in the coastal areas of Estonia) trying to flee Soviet occupation in late 1944. Estonia had a very rough deal in World War II. Despite declaring neutrality, the country was occupied by the Soviet Union between 1940 and 1941, by Germany between 1941 and …