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When the University cancelled its autumn term due to food shortages, a group of students spent their time practicing military skills in secret in the facilities of the gymnastics and fencing department.
Students in 1917: traitors or champions of independence? | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

In 1917, University of Helsinki students campaigned actively to extricate Finland from Russian rule. Yet they had to be careful to avoid repercussions for the University and the country.