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The Finnish Defence Forces Centenary Celebrations – battle demonstration at Laulurinne on 9.8.

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The summer tour to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Defence Forces will reach Joensuu on August 9. The programme includes a battle demonstration.

Kainuu Brigade will kick the event off by opening a large Army equipment show behind Laulurinne at 14.00.

The climax will be a battle demonstration at 17.30 - not to be missed! The summer tour stops at 16 locations in Finland, but you will only see battle demonstrations in Joensuu, Oulu and Turku. The operations of all the Finnish Defence services will be represented, to demonstrate their readiness and performance. The show will include tanks, explosives and pyrotechnics.

For safety reasons, the public will only be allowed in the Laululava spectator area. It will not be possible to see the show from other parts of Laulurinne. Due to the realistic atmosphere and noise, the demonstration is unsuitable for children under 7.

The evening will close with a concert performed by three military bands behind Laulurinne, near the public beach, beginning at 18.00. The Defence Forces tour event in Joensuu is open to all and free of charge.

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