Thursday, December 17, 2009


Frontlotta / [The Lotta at the Service]. FI 1943. PC: Puolustusvoimat. D: Turo Kartto. A documentary feature film. Its original length has been reported to be 2500 m but that was the combined length with two other documentaries. The current length is 37 min on dvd (2010). The version viewed today at 25 fps on Digibeta was 17 min. Viewed at Cinema Orion, Helsinki, 16 Dec 2009.

Excellent documentary footage on air surveillance lottas, lottas at the communication centers, sending coded messages, sorting mail from the front, taking care of catering, canteens, moving big soup carriages, tending a pigsty, preparing cabbage soup.

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