My trip to Sturmbock-Stellung, Lapland in Finland -1 reply

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Gauntlet

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#11 14 years ago

Thank you. I'll scan my harddrive to see if I have pics from other locations I've been to.




Crazy Wolf Advanced Member

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#12 14 years ago

Gaunty, you took artifacts from the scene? :nono:




MkH^

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#13 14 years ago

You rule Gauntlet. Good pictures!




stylie

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#14 14 years ago
Crazy WolfGaunty, you took artifacts from the scene? :nono:

+ Oh SNAP!




Nederbörd

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#15 14 years ago

Some great pictures ou have there Gauntlet. Did you find those artefacts just lying in the grass? Hell, I've got to go to Finland someday. :) I feel like we could start making some nice Lapland war maps now. With the information you brought. The scenery is quite beautiful too. :)

oscar989 And I feel the Continuation war was justified because of the Winter War. [/QUOTE] If I remember correct, the Continuation war was just the Soviets attacking Finland again and continuing the planned conquest of Finland, thus the name Continuation War. I may be wrong though.
oscar989 There were only minor skirmishes when the Germans were pulling out to Norway.
Well, there was the German attack on Suursaari Island, or Unternehmen Tanne Ost as it is also called. Then we have the Battle of Tornio and the Battle of Rovaniemi. All Finland vs. Nazi Germany. [QUOTE=oscar989] Interesting fact. Some 300 Finnish soldiers who were Jewish were offered the Iron Cross, but turned it down. See, Finland was VERY clear not to become an Axis nation. It never signed the Tripartite Pact.

Didn't Finland deport like 50.000 Jewish residents in Finland to concentration camps i Poland and Balticum?




Tas

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#16 14 years ago
Crazy WolfGaunty, you took artifacts from the scene? :nono:

That jerk, he should have left them in the dirt so they could rust into oblivion. :mad:




Eglaerinion

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#17 14 years ago

Nice photo's Gauntie if I could I would give you some rep but I must spread some lovin' or hatin' somewhere else first. Any volunteers?

Crazy WolfGaunty, you took artifacts from the scene? :nono:

Finders keepers I would say.




oscar989

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#18 14 years ago

@Nederbörd: No, your talking about the winter War. 1939-1940 where the Soviet Union tried to secure territory in Kariela and around Leningrad. The Continuation war was where Finland participated in Op. Barbarossa. When they reached Leningrad Finland made it very clear that they would not movie one inch more and that they would hold their postitions. This kinda ticked off the Germans. But the bigger picture of those battles were that they weren't very large and the Germans were retreatin anyway. About the deportation of the some 50,00 Jewish people. I think this might have occured when more German troops entered Finland in 1943-44, or this could have occured when Germany and Finland invaded the territory that Finland once held, since there were still Finnish people living there, and I know that the Finnish sent an SS volunteer unit and this bunch could have done it in the territory that they occupied.




Gauntlet

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#19 14 years ago

What SS voulteer unit was that? Part of the Nordland or Wiking, or was it a another unit?




oscar989

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#20 14 years ago