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

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Törni

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#21 14 years ago

I hardly ever write here at these forums,but now I have to open up a bit. Few things.Finns deporting,what 50,000 jews?! Lmao! Never happened.There were some deportions,but the number was like 10-20,dont remember the excact amount right now,but fact is less than 40 anyway. There were about 1200 finnish volunteers serving in Waffen SS between 1941 and 1943.Those volunteers were part of the deal that finns had with germans.Finns did that deal to ensure weapon deliverys from germany.Very few of those who volunteered did that for love towards national-socialism,it was their opportunity to pay back to russians for what they did in winter war.Besides finnish men were supposed to serve at wehrmacht.But as we know,foreing volunteers were placed to serve at SS. And btw;Germans did NOT burn everything during their retreat from lappland.They did burn down one(1.) town up in the north,and few houses+blew up bridges behind them. If russians werent demanding more and more rapid "clearing" of Lappland there would hardly be any casualties on either side. Sorry about possible misspellings.




Törni

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#22 14 years ago

The unit where finns served at was 3rd battallion or Nordland regiment which was part of Wiking division at that time.




Crazy Wolf Advanced Member

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#23 14 years ago
The 13th RaptorThat jerk, he should have left them in the dirt so they could rust into oblivion. :mad:

No, you report their location to the officials on duty. Perhaps it is run differently than in US national parks, but if you find an artifact, you are to leave it there and you should tell someone the general location of it.




Nederbörd

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#24 14 years ago

Oops, must have made a serious misscalculation. As if I had heard that somewhere. Seems like the largest number of people that were handed over to Nazi-Germany, by a guy called Arno Anthoni. Sorry, my bad.




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#25 14 years ago

Nice photos and surely an intresting place to visit. :)




Ukko-Pekka

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#26 14 years ago
oscar989 About the deportation of the some 50,00 Jewish people.

Finland transferred only 8 jews to Nazi-Germany, and those were all refugees, no "native" finnish jews were transferred, though Himmler asked finns to do so, but finns refused.... And one thing about Germans in Lapland, in some parts of Finland there were German troops in the command of Finnish officers. It is known that some Finnish jew officers commanded German troops :rolleyes:




oscar989

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#27 14 years ago

As long as their good officers, then men will follow them. No matter what race or religion.




Thorondor123

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#28 14 years ago
Ukko-Pekka And one thing about Germans in Lapland, in some parts of Finland there were German troops in the command of Finnish officers. It is known that some Finnish jew officers commanded German troops :rolleyes:

For some odd reason there were quite many jewish officers commanding German troops :p

PS. Nice pics Gauntlet.




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#29 14 years ago
These primitive shelters could house 9 lucky soldiers in relativly luxuary, with protection from the elements, along with a fireplace.

If you think that's primitive, you haven't seen anything yet:).

I'll see if I can't upload pictures from this small mountain near my house. It was fortified to guard the fjord it overlooked, and as such as trenches, artillery positions (minus the artillery), and concrete bunkers.




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#30 14 years ago

Minus the artillery? Heh, in California, there are some places that still have artillery left in their positions on the coast(to defend from Japanese submarines).