Some points of wiews... 1. No, they did NOT. Some German airplanes used a Finnish airfield (Utti) when returning from their air raid. They left from East Prussia and returned there. NO German aircraft flew any missions against SU from Finnish airfields before June 25th afternoon. 2. Yes, Hitler said so. Finland immediately told this not being the case - also straight to the soviets. 3. There were about the same number of German troops in Lapland (less than 50.000) than there were soviet troops in Hanko (about 30.000). They were not allowed to attack against SU if SU did not start the war. 4. Estonia is not SU. 5. This is not true 6. This is not true. This happened 22nd of June. Because there was a new war between Germany and SU Finland had to make sure, that Aland islands were not to be occupied by any foreign country. 7. Not true, as was proven before. 8. Of course it was. There was an imminent threat of a new war with SU and Germany, which both had troops in Finland. It would have been insane not to do so. Finnish troops were lined for defence. These facts say clearly that Finland wanted to make sure she waw prepared IF the war would broke out. She wanted to stay out if possible, but was ready to act if needed.