Portrait of a Finnish boy of the Savonlinna Military District's Soldier Boys at a summer training camp during the Finnish-Soviet Continuation War. He holds a wounded bird he had found and is nursing back to health. Soldier Boys were part of the national Civil Guard of the Finnish defense and protection forces. After reaching age 17, they were then eligible to join Finnish military units. Sotilaspojat was disbanded following the end of the Continuation War in 1944. Finland. 30 June 1942.