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Karelian Offensive in Kuuterselkä

Karelian Offensive in Kuuterselkä

Reconstruction of the war.

The Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive or Karelian offensive was a strategic operation by the Soviet Leningrad and Karelian Fronts against Finland on the Karelian Isthmus and East Karelia fronts of the Continuation War, on the Eastern Front of World War II. The Soviet forces captured East Karelia and Viborg. After that, however, the fighting reached a stalemate.

On June 13, 1944, the Soviet 21st Army's offensive reached the partially completed VT-line. The defensive position was breached at Kuuterselkä by June 15. Though the line was breached the Finnish resistance managed to delay further Soviet advances. (Wikipedia)

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Photo taken on 16 June 2019 (© Ninara / Flickr)

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