Admittedly, Finnish policy towards the Russians and Finland’s methods of warfare substantially differed from those of the Germans.
Finland declined to launch a ground attack or a bombing attack on Leningrad, despite German pressure to do so.
In 1927, Mannerheim rented an island next to his villa and bought the Café Afrika, which was located there.
In lieu of disloyalty, some of the officers chose to retire from active service. He remained a faithful soldier even though he privately deplored the emperor’s policies, which he regarded as unwise.