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Bertel Gripenberg: Memorial to the anti-aircraft defence, 1969. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Helsinki Art Museum

Memorial to the anti-aircraft defence

Artist Bertel Gripenberg

Suomenlinna, Helsinki

Suomenlinna’s West Mustasaari post 1. Rask.It.Ptri MUSTA is armed with four aircraft defence cannons. The artillery battalion were repaired during the time of the Winter War, at the time when Helsinki was being bombed. Further memorials to the anti-aircraft defence are to be seen in several parts of the Helsinki; Taivaskallio in Käpylä, Myllykallio in Lauttasaari, Veijaripuisto in Lauttasaari, and Kalastajatorpa in Munkkiniemi (The Continuation War memorial cannon, unveiled on 12th May 1975).

The memorial doesn’t belong to the collections of the Helsinki Art Museum.

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