Germans in Finnland

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Smuli
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Germans in Finnland

Post by Smuli » 14 Sep 2022 21:08

Hello! I'm trying to find details on Germans activity/whom stayed in a small town i'm living in. I only know that they "lived" here since 1941. Also a town near me had a Ammo Depot which they blew up during their retreat in 1944.

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Re: Germans in Finnland

Post by Christoph Awender » 17 Sep 2022 07:47

Hello,

If you could give us the name of the town we could mabe help.

/Christoph

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Re: Germans in Finnland

Post by Smuli » 19 Sep 2022 18:17

Christoph Awender wrote:
17 Sep 2022 07:47
Hello,

If you could give us the name of the town we could mabe help.

/Christoph
Hey! My bad for not naming the town! But it's Loue and the ammo depot was in Tervola! -Smuli

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Re: Germans in Finnland

Post by Seppo Koivisto » 24 Sep 2022 10:18

The German 20th Mountain Army was located in northern Finland. I see that Tervola was located by the Kemi - Rovaniemi railway and Loue is a village north of Tervola. There was a railway station at Tervola, that was destroyed in the Lapland War. I think the best way to find more information would be to contact local historians.
Image
https://suomi-1944.weebly.com/20-vuoristoarmeija.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_Moun ... Wehrmacht)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tervola_railway_station

There is a good book about the German troops in Rovaniemi.
https://www.rovaniemi.fi/loader.aspx?id ... 432a98b777

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Re: Germans in Finnland

Post by Smuli » 27 Sep 2022 15:37

Seppo Koivisto wrote:
24 Sep 2022 10:18
The German 20th Mountain Army was located in northern Finland. I see that Tervola was located by the Kemi - Rovaniemi railway and Loue is a village north of Tervola. There was a railway station at Tervola, that was destroyed in the Lapland War. I think the best way to find more information would be to contact local historians.
Image
https://suomi-1944.weebly.com/20-vuoristoarmeija.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_Moun ... Wehrmacht)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tervola_railway_station

There is a good book about the German troops in Rovaniemi.
https://www.rovaniemi.fi/loader.aspx?id ... 432a98b777
Thank you for the info. I've read that German soldiers stayed in Tervola and Loue during their time off front. But i'd guess it would be impossible tell if they were part of the 6th SS Division or Gebirgsjägers from the divisions/regiments. And probably impossible to find photos of them in the locations.

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