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The Battle of Tienhaara
06-20-2014, 05:29 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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70 years ago today:

Quote:The Battle of Tienhaara was a part of Continuation War between Finland and the Soviet Union fought north of Viipuri on June 22 after the Red Army had captured Viipuri. Having lost Viipuri Finns concentrated their defense to the Tienhaara region which offered favourable area for defense with nearby waterway cutting the already narrow battlefield into several islands.

Soviet forces attempted to push north but failed to break through the Finnish lines.[2][3] The Soviet commander, Marshal Leonid Govorov, decided that further attempts to cross the waterway would be too costly and time consuming and instead concentrated the bulk of his forces to the Juustila-Ihantala area contributing to the events which lead to fighting at Tali-Ihantala region.[3] Finnish forces held to Tienhaara (now Seleznevo) until the ceasefire in the end of summer 1944 but the village was left to the Soviet Union in the Treaty of Paris in 1947.


These guys are from my neighborhood:

Quote:The Finnish 61st Infantry Regiment (IR61) was a combat regiment of the 17th division of the Finnish Army during the Second World War, consisting almost exclusively of Swedish speaking Finns. Among others, the regiment participated in the battle of Tienhaara. The regiment has been the subject of several books, as well as a feature film Framom främsta linjen. In 1980, Lieutenant general A. E. Martola opined: "Honestly, this regiment saved Finland during the midsummer weekend 1944, even if only temporarily."[1]


Just wanted to raise a toast in memory of the bravery of our grandfathers. cheers.gif
06-20-2014, 05:38 PM #2
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
cheers.gif Yes. The Finns are truly legendary not just re-written history.
06-20-2014, 05:49 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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The only Swedish-Finnish war movie ever made and it's about the 61st Infantry Regiment

I attended a dinner party with the director of that movie when it was in the making. He was a real chauvinist piece of me me me, but he's dead now. 13.gif
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06-20-2014, 08:03 PM #4
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous

Some of the extras were absolutley beneath all criticism in that movie,
but I hear veterans (who were there!) claim it is historically correct in rather
specific detail.

Yeah, sorry for all the horrible human suffering, but eternal gratitude and
respect to the WWII generation! Of course, we're still getting marched into
the NWO like everybody else - but at least not in Siberia and not po-Russki.


06-20-2014, 08:25 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh the movie was horrendous chuckle.gif
06-20-2014, 11:13 PM #6
Accidental Stoner Member
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Yeah...the battle scenes the only ones
that didn't suck.

Might have to watch it again some day,
06-21-2014, 11:07 AM #7
Cynicalabsurdance Member
Posts:10,340 Threads:231 Joined:Feb 2011
The desperation a depression can cause in the human spirit

leaves the door wide open for hate to stroll easily in .

Thus the Nazi Hate , became an attraction for people

a party , group , to join , that gave people a venue of belonging .

The Nazi Machine proved that you could not only buy and sell hate .

But you cauld as well starve it into people .

The Vets who collectively put it in the ground

were the last true people who had spine and righteous consciousness .



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