Which means this was unrelated to WWII but continued simultaneously? Well, the Continuation War ended up being component for the Eastern Front of World War II. Term. Many thanks If I recall correctly, Finland ...
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- So this was unrelated to WWII but went on simultaneously?
- Well, the Continuation War was part of the Eastern Front of World War II.
- Word. Thanks
- If I recall correctly, Finland was cobelligerent with (but not actually allied to) the Axis.
- The Soviets were afraid the nazis would invade through Finland and the Finland would comply. They decided to take the relevant areas to stop the nazis from invading
- Some times just how impressive the colorization is isn't apparent until you see the original. In this case it really turned it from a dead, dusty archival image to something real.
- Fascinating! Thank you so much for these pictures and adding the story behind them.
- Amazing work, really impressed by the fire
- That makes two of us - and it's your cakeday, by the way!
- Three! It's really nice work.
- It's not as bombastic and heroic as many other ww2 photos. It just feels very... Eerie...
- Military language is full of dehumanizing terms. Artillery is used to soften defenses, which sounds almost cushy.
- Such is war.
- Wait, I thought it meant they were destroying bunkers so they couldn't be used again.
- No... they are clearing it of people .
- Were there soldiers still fighting in these or are they just making them unusable? How common was that last ditch bunker defense?
- Based on other photos in the set, this appears to be towards the tail end of the skirmish. Read more comments