Two and half years trench warfare

Although military operations during 1942 and 1943 were low, the front not to see some action. In early 1942, the Soviet Union Karelian front troops tried to retake the Karhumäki, who had lost the Finns at the end of 1941. 

The spring came, the Soviet forces also went on the offensive in front of the Svir and Kiestinki area. All Soviet attacks began promisingly, but due to either the Soviets overextending their lines or stubborn defensive resistance, the Soviet attacks were stopped and was turned down. 

When counterattacks Finland and Germany in Kiestinki, in the end the front lines had changed very little. 

In September 1942 the Soviet Union tried to re-Kriv close Karhumäki, but despite five days of fighting, the Soviet Union managed to get the lines back to Finland just 500 meters (550 km) is about 1 km (0.62 mi) long stretch of the front.

Unconventional warfare took place in the wilderness, as well as Finland and the Soviet Union. Finland LRRPs organized and the Finnish HQ-fourth Separate Battalion (Er.P 4) -And the local unit patrolled outside the Soviet lines. 

                                       Partisans attack to villace 1942

Segezha, the home base of soviet partisans. In summer 1942 the Soviet Union was formed first Partisan Brigade. 
captured finnish soldier and soviet partisans 1942 winter

                                          prisoner soviet partisan women

The unit was a "biased" nominally because it was substantially more than 600 long-range patrol men and women. 
                           first aid man looks wounded and dead Russian nurses

1. Partisan Brigade was able to penetrate the Finnish patrol lines but survived and was largely destroyed.

                                             Partisan hunter patrol
                                                     own soldiers carriage
It is in front of the Navy, the Soviet Baltic Fleet still operated besieged city of Leningrad. In early 1942, Soviet forces recaptured the island of Hogland but lost both of Hogland Island and Daughter Finns later in the spring of 1942. In the winter 1941/1942, the Russian Baltic Fleet made the decision to use a large Soviet submarine fleet transports to fight the enemy. 

Although at first submarine operations in the summer of 1942 was successful, the German Kriegsmarine and the Finnish Navy will soon stepped up their efforts in anti-submarine, when the Soviet submarine activity later in 1942, very expensive. 

Underwater offensive carried out by the Soviets convinced the Germans to provide anti-submarine nets and supports the minefields Porkkala and Naissaar which proved to be an insurmountable obstacle to Soviet submarines.
Operation Barbarossa blitzkrieg designed to last for a few weeks. British and American observers believed that the attack would be made before August. In the autumn of 1941, this proved to be wrong, and the leading Finnish officers began to doubt Germany's ability to end the war quickly. 
                                         made of wood service road base

German forces in northern Finland faced the circumstances they were not properly prepared, and did not achieve their goals, most importantly Murmansk. 

                             Rebuffed the attack and the smoke pause after the attack
                                 Soviet soldiers who were captured after the attack
                                    log bunker, and a brave babe-pig's ancestor
                                         the quad nest of front line

As the lines stabilized, Finland sent peace feelers to the Soviet Union several times.
Germany is concerned about this, and reacts by drawing down on shipments of desperately needed materials time. 

                                              download propaganda grenade
                                          cantine, close to the frontline command post
                                 movie theater close to the frontline command post
                                                            carpenters study

The idea that Finland was to continue the war at the same time as your strength as a risk risen more support, perhaps in the hope that the Wehrmacht and the Red Army would wear each other down enough for negotiations to begin, or at least get them out of the way Finland's autonomous decisions. Nationalist elements, such as IKL, may also hope to eventually continue to profit Germany.
Finland's participation in the war brought major benefits to Germany. Soviet navy blockaded in the Gulf of Finland, to the Baltic Sea was released in training the German submarine crew, as well as the German shipping company, especially for the transport of vital iron ore from northern Sweden and the nickel and rare metals (needed for steel processing) Pechenga district. 
the best fisherman

two amateurs and biggest fish

                                                         duck hunting

Finnish front secured the northern flank of the German Army Group North in the Baltic countries. Sixteen regions of Finland tied down to a number of Soviet troops, to put pressure on Leningrad (although Mannerheim refused to attack directly), and threatened to Murmansk. In addition, Sweden was still isolated and was increasingly pressured to follow the German and Finnish hopes, albeit with limited success.
                                                 German mountain brigade troops

Although Finland's contributions to the German cause, the Western Allies had ambivalent feelings, torn between remaining goodwill of Finland and the need to accommodate a vital ally of the Soviet Union. As a result, Britain declared war on Finland, but the United States does not. With few exceptions, there was no fight between these countries and Finland, but the Finnish sailors were interned abroad. The United States, Finland condemned the naval attacks carried out by American Lend-Lease shipments, but received approval to continue to make payments during the period between the World War I debt throughout the war.

                                   Finnish 305 mm (12 inc) railway cannon

Since Finland joined the Anti-Comintern Pact, and other agreements signed by Germany, Italy and Japan, the Allies known for Finland as one of the Axis Powers, although the term is used in Finland is "with co-warmongery German," emphasizes the lack of a formal military alliance
Foreigners Finland, Sweden and Estonia were international personnel who fought during the war.

                                                       Estonian soldiers in finland 

                                           Estonian volonteers in finnish army

As the Winter War, the Swedish volunteers were recruited. By December 1941, these accounted for a Swedish volunteer battalion, which was tasked with guarding the Soviet naval base of Hanko. When it was evacuated by sea to December 1941 the Swedish unit was formally disbanded. During the Continuation War, the volunteers signed up for three to six months of service. 

In all, more than 1,600 Swedish volunteers fought in Finland, although only about 60 remained the summer of 1944. Approximately one-third of volunteers in the past participated in the Winter War. Another significant group-about a quarter of the men had a Swedish officers on vacation.

From 1942-1944 was also the Schutzstaffel (SS) battalion of volunteers to northern Finland in front of the service in Norway, then the German occupation, and accordingly, some of the Danes. 
About 3400 Estonian volunteers participated.

In other contexts, the Finns received a total of about 2,100 Soviet prisoners of war in exchange for Soviet prisoners of war, they were handed over to the Germans. These prisoners of war were mainly Estonians and Karelians, who were willing to join the Finnish army. 

Danish (german troops) volunteers in Hanko

These, as well as some use of volunteers in Eastern Karelia, formed a kinship Battalion (Finnish language: Tribe Battalion). At the end of the war, the Soviet Union invited the members of the family battalion can be released. Some managed to escape before or during transport, but most of them are either sent to labor camps or executed.

2 kommenttia:

  1. Nice post mate, I love the Log bunker photo, I guess the piglet ended up as dinner

    1. Hello, my friend.
      Thanks to you and you comment
      Unfortunately, I do not know the fate of the little pig
      the only information is that porky big ,is very curious and Russian origin

      Here now was the right one, old-fashioned hard winter
      The first week began,
      A lot of snow and very cold couple of weeks.
      Today morning is -32 c near the Tampere
      The weekend is much warmer (over 25 degrees)


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