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« Reply #16925 on: 27-09-2019, 20:09:58 »


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Finnish soldiers reach the outskirts of Vyborg, 21 August 1941.

The main objective for the Finnish IV Corps was the city of Vyborg, and the plan called for surrounding and quickly capturing the town. However, the Finnish General HQ did not allow IV Corps to start actively pursuing the Soviets until August 21. By this time the Soviet 43rd and 123rd Rifle Divisions had already started withdrawing from their exposed positions close to the border, while the Soviet 115th Rifle Division was racing to contain the Finnish crossing of Vuoksi. This meant that the Finnish plan of tying down the Soviets had failed before it even could have been put to action. However the crossing of Vuoksi by the Finnish 18th Division of the II Corps was assisted by the Finnish 12th Division and the Light Brigade T (named after its commander, Colonel Tiiainen, consisted of 1st Jäger Battalion, two light detachments and two artillery companies) of the IV Corps which managed to punch through the Soviet lines.

The Soviet withdrawal to the narrow part of the Karelian Isthmus allowed the Soviets to bring their numbers to bear. Soviet 115th and 123rd Rifle Divisions were tasked with throwing the Finnish back over the Vuoksi river and their attack started on 24 August. Soviet attack hit the Finnish Light Brigade T and forced the Finns to either retreat or dug in. As a result the Finnish brigade was immobilized and partially surrounded. On August 25 a chance artillery strike killed the Light Brigade T's commander, but then the Finnish forces relieving the Light Brigade T turned the attack and forced the Soviet divisions to retreat. Finnish IV Corps proceeded to cut the routes south from Vyborg. On 24 August the Finnish 8th Division crossed the Vyborg Bay and cut the coastal route out from Vyborg. By August 28 the Soviet 43rd, 115th and 123rd Rifle Divisions and been encircled at the Battle of Porlammi into a motti around the villages of Sommee and Porlampi.

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« Reply #16926 on: 28-09-2019, 10:09:33 »


Sturmgeschütz Abteilung 189 field testing the Rundumfeuer-Maschinengewehr. March 1944, Ukraine.

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« Reply #16928 on: 29-09-2019, 11:09:44 »


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Finnish forces retook Vyborg at the end of August 1941 and the very same flag that had been lowered in 1940 was again raised to the top of the castle tower. Pic taken on August 30, 1941.

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« Reply #16929 on: 30-09-2019, 10:09:38 »


SS-Kampfgruppe "Nord" in Kiestinki, 8 August 1941.
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Commander-in-chief of the Finnish defence forces, Field Marshal Mannerheim's 1939 Chrysler and 1939 Chevrolet.
8. October, 1941. Changing the flat tire.

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« Reply #16933 on: 04-10-2019, 07:10:35 »


Partisans on reconnaissance. June - August 1944.

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