20.Waffen-Grenadierdivision der ϟϟ

Eesti relvagrenaderide SS-diviis
Estnische Nr.1
20.Waffen-Grenadierdivision der SS
The Soviet air force conducted an air raid, leveling the historic town of Narva on March 6 1944. Soviet air assaults against civilians in Estonian towns were a part of the offensive, aimed at forcing the Estonians away from supporting the German side. Nevertheless, the European SS volunteers succeeded in holding the western bank of the Narva River throughout the spring of 1944. For the next fifty years the people of Estonia would pay for their complicity with the Reich, a debt paid by their inclusion in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Images: Public domain.

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