#kiestinki

218 posts

Yet another book about the start of the Continuation War. This is fiction and tells the story from the POV of a young German soldier (entirely fictional), alternating with the POV of Finnish soldiers (those parts are based on real interviews, I think). The writer is Finnish, so there is some unavoidable bias. Sometimes it seems that he's got something against the fact that the 6th division was under German command at that point. 
So far, I have read enough of this part of the war to realize that it was an unavoidable situation. The Finnish soldiers were fighting for our country, not for any German cause, but both required the same thing, fighting Soviets. War often makes very strange bedfellows.

I'd love to find a book written by a regular German soldier who fought in Salla at the time. It would be interesting to see how they saw it. I did found a book by Earl F. Ziemke, but he was an officer and the book is a very factual account of the events. A personal account would be more interesting.

#jatkosota #continuationwar #salla #kiestinki

Yet another book about the start of the Continuation War. This is fiction and tells the story from the POV of a young German soldier (entirely fictional), alternating with the POV of Finnish soldiers (those parts are based on real interviews, I think). The writer is Finnish, so there is some unavoidable bias. Sometimes it seems that he's got something against the fact that the 6th division was under German command at that point. So far, I have read enough of this part of the war to realize that it was an unavoidable situation. The Finnish soldiers were fighting for our country, not for any German cause, but both required the same thing, fighting Soviets. War often makes very strange bedfellows. I'd love to find a book written by a regular German soldier who fought in Salla at the time. It would be interesting to see how they saw it. I did found a book by Earl F. Ziemke, but he was an officer and the book is a very factual account of the events. A personal account would be more interesting. #jatkosota #continuationwar #salla #kiestinki - 1 month ago

15 Likes
0 Comments
0
Finnish 11-year-old Nestori Lindström, who ran away from his home during the Continuation War because he wanted to help on the northern front against the Soviets. He made it there but was eventually sent back home. Kiestinki, Kananainen, December 1941

Finnish 11-year-old Nestori Lindström, who ran away from his home during the Continuation War because he wanted to help on the northern front against the Soviets. He made it there but was eventually sent back home. Kiestinki, Kananainen, December 1941 - 2 months ago

59 Likes
7 Comments
0
Представляем новую версию нашего сочного IPA в стиле New England. С помощью хмелей Equinox, Mosaic, Enigma мы добились нетривиального вкусо-ароматического фона: основу из тропических фруктов и цитрусов дополняют оттенки сладкой дыни и садовых ягод. Взгляни на уже знакомый сорт по-новому!

Name: Kiestinki - Equinox, Mosaic, Enigma
Style: New England IPA
OG: 16.8P
ABV: 7%
IBU: 40

#snowcapbrewery #snowcap #snowcapbrewing #kiestinki #craftbeer #ipa #newenglandipa #karelia #karjala

Представляем новую версию нашего сочного IPA в стиле New England. С помощью хмелей Equinox, Mosaic, Enigma мы добились нетривиального вкусо-ароматического фона: основу из тропических фруктов и цитрусов дополняют оттенки сладкой дыни и садовых ягод. Взгляни на уже знакомый сорт по-новому! Name: Kiestinki - Equinox, Mosaic, Enigma Style: New England IPA OG: 16.8P ABV: 7% IBU: 40 #snowcapbrewery #snowcap #snowcapbrewing #kiestinki #craftbeer #ipa #newenglandipa #karelia #karjala - 3 months ago

78 Likes
4 Comments
0
In the mid-July 1941 the Finnish Task Force J was preparing to launch an assault towards the Kestenga municipality. The Detachment consisted of the Infantry Regiment 53, the Fortification Battalion 15, the Fortification Artillery Battalion 6 and the 2nd Battalion of the Field Artillery Regiment 16.
.
However, since the German offensives towards the Murman and Kandalax cities were practically stopped by the resistance and the rough terrain, the AOK Norwegen decided to strenghten the Task Force by positioning the SS-Infantry Regiment 6, the SS-Artillery Battalion, SS-Combat Engineer Company and the 2nd SS-AA Battery from the SS-Division Nord there. The 2nd Company from the Panzer-Abteilung z.b.V. 40 was ordered to join them, too.
.
After the fierce fights, starting on July 30, the target was reached and captured on August the 8th. Note the letter opener, a Finnish Lapinleuku puukko, in the 4th pic.
.SA-kuva
#continuationwar #jatkosota #kestenga #kiestinki #ssdivisionnord #ww2pictures #wwii #ww2 #ww2history

In the mid-July 1941 the Finnish Task Force J was preparing to launch an assault towards the Kestenga municipality. The Detachment consisted of the Infantry Regiment 53, the Fortification Battalion 15, the Fortification Artillery Battalion 6 and the 2nd Battalion of the Field Artillery Regiment 16. . However, since the German offensives towards the Murman and Kandalax cities were practically stopped by the resistance and the rough terrain, the AOK Norwegen decided to strenghten the Task Force by positioning the SS-Infantry Regiment 6, the SS-Artillery Battalion, SS-Combat Engineer Company and the 2nd SS-AA Battery from the SS-Division Nord there. The 2nd Company from the Panzer-Abteilung z.b.V. 40 was ordered to join them, too. . After the fierce fights, starting on July 30, the target was reached and captured on August the 8th. Note the letter opener, a Finnish Lapinleuku puukko, in the 4th pic. .SA-kuva #continuationwar #jatkosota #kestenga #kiestinki #ssdivisionnord #ww2pictures #wwii #ww2 #ww2history - 3 months ago

987 Likes
5 Comments
0
#northkarelia #karelia #travels #forest #naturephoto #nature #севернаякарелия #карелия #путешествия #лес #природа #дикаяприрода #kaprolat #ssnord #kiestinki #gebirgsjager #norge

#northkarelia #karelia #travels #forest #naturephoto #nature #севернаякарелия #карелия #путешествия #лес #природа #дикаяприрода #kaprolat #ssnord #kiestinki #gebirgsjager #norge - 3 months ago

29 Likes
0 Comments
0
#northkarelia #karelia #travels #forest #naturephoto #nature #севернаякарелия #карелия #путешествия #лес #природа #дикаяприрода #kaprolat #ssnord #kiestinki #gebirgsjager

#northkarelia #karelia #travels #forest #naturephoto #nature #севернаякарелия #карелия #путешествия #лес #природа #дикаяприрода #kaprolat #ssnord #kiestinki #gebirgsjager - 3 months ago

26 Likes
0 Comments
0
#northkarelia #karelia #travels #forest #севернаякарелия #карелия #путешествия #лес #ww2relics #ww2 #ssnord #kiestinki #divisionnord #northfront #norge

#northkarelia #karelia #travels #forest #севернаякарелия #карелия #путешествия #лес #ww2relics #ww2 #ssnord #kiestinki #divisionnord #northfront #norge - 4 months ago

30 Likes
0 Comments
0
Карельский завтрак )) #northkarelia #karelia #travels #forest #севернаякарелия #карелия #путешествия #лес #ww2relics #ww2 #ssnord #kiestinki #divisionnord #northfront #norge #esbitkocher #esbit

Карельский завтрак )) #northkarelia #karelia #travels #forest #севернаякарелия #карелия #путешествия #лес #ww2relics #ww2 #ssnord #kiestinki #divisionnord #northfront #norge #esbitkocher #esbit - 4 months ago

32 Likes
0 Comments
0
#northkarelia #karelia #travels #forest #севернаякарелия #карелия #путешествия #лес #ww2relics #ww2 #ssnord #kiestinki #divisionnord #northfront #norge

#northkarelia #karelia #travels #forest #севернаякарелия #карелия #путешествия #лес #ww2relics #ww2 #ssnord #kiestinki #divisionnord #northfront #norge - 4 months ago

34 Likes
0 Comments
0
Hardly wounded people are transferred to the hospital Kiestinki 21.08. 1941 SA-kuva

#wounded
#ww2
#kiestinki
#karjala

Hardly wounded people are transferred to the hospital Kiestinki 21.08. 1941 SA-kuva #wounded #ww2 #kiestinki #karjala - 4 months ago

24 Likes
1 Comments
0
#suomi #suomenarmeija #ssnord #kiestinki #northfront #karelia #reenactment #reenacting #lapland #laplandwar ##ww2reenactment #ww2 #gebirgsjager #lapinsota

#suomi #suomenarmeija #ssnord #kiestinki #northfront #karelia #reenactment #reenacting #lapland #laplandwar ##ww2reenactment #ww2 #gebirgsjager #lapinsota - 4 months ago

31 Likes
0 Comments
0
#edelweiss #suomi #suomenarmeija #ssnord #kiestinki #northfront #karelia #reenactment #reenacting

#edelweiss #suomi #suomenarmeija #ssnord #kiestinki #northfront #karelia #reenactment #reenacting - 5 months ago

28 Likes
0 Comments
0
Finnish officer is interviewing a Red Army soldier who have born in Finland. I think they used this interview for some propaganda. Kiestinki, 8th August 1941. #jatkosota #continuationwar #kiestinki #vienankarjala #vienakarelia #sotavanki #prisonerofwar

Finnish officer is interviewing a Red Army soldier who have born in Finland. I think they used this interview for some propaganda. Kiestinki, 8th August 1941. #jatkosota #continuationwar #kiestinki #vienankarjala #vienakarelia #sotavanki #prisonerofwar - 5 months ago

382 Likes
1 Comments
0
Today 77 years ago, on May 15 1942 at 2.45 AM the Finnish Task Force Puroma and the German Detachment Kräutler attacked northwards along the Kestenga-Ahvenlahti road. They were supported by artillery and German dive bombers, so both units reached their first target, the Pahajoki River ’til the evening.
.
The Soviets counterattacked and managed to push back the Germans a bit while the Finns were able to hold the ground.
.
Detachment Kräutler consisted of the Mountain Jaeger Regiment 139, Company Tromsdorff and two German combat engineer companies. They were supported by some tanks from the Panzer-Abteilung z.b.V. 40. Here we see some of them advancing.
.SA-kuva
#jatkosota #continuationwar #kestenga #ww2pictures #ww2history #wwii #ww2 #tanks #panzers #pahajoki #kiestinki #kräutler #tromsdorff

Today 77 years ago, on May 15 1942 at 2.45 AM the Finnish Task Force Puroma and the German Detachment Kräutler attacked northwards along the Kestenga-Ahvenlahti road. They were supported by artillery and German dive bombers, so both units reached their first target, the Pahajoki River ’til the evening. . The Soviets counterattacked and managed to push back the Germans a bit while the Finns were able to hold the ground. . Detachment Kräutler consisted of the Mountain Jaeger Regiment 139, Company Tromsdorff and two German combat engineer companies. They were supported by some tanks from the Panzer-Abteilung z.b.V. 40. Here we see some of them advancing. .SA-kuva #jatkosota #continuationwar #kestenga #ww2pictures #ww2history #wwii #ww2 #tanks #panzers #pahajoki #kiestinki #kräutler #tromsdorff - 5 months ago

738 Likes
3 Comments
0
Today in history 77 years ago, on May 8 1942 the Finnish 3rd Army Corps had managed to stop the Soviet offensive in the Kestenga area, neutralizing the threat of loosing supply routes westwards from the municipality. .
Finnish Division J was ordered to hold the ground while sweeping the wilderness along the Kestenga-Ahvenlahti road. Their secondary mission was to recon the isthmuses in the Sernitsanlampi-Puntjärvi Lake area in order to continue the counterstrike.
.
Meanwhile, the Soviets tried to break the German lines by attacking repeatedly along the Uhtua-Kestenga road. The SS-Division Nord, however, managed to repel all attempts.
.
Original caption of the other pic says ”a Finn and his dog are staying alert on April 26 1942” and the other ”confronting almost no resistance whatsoever the tanks and infantry are advancing” (May 5).
SA-kuva
#kestenga #kiestinki #continuationwar #jatkosota #ww2tanks #ww2pictures #secondworldwar #ww2history #germanshepherd #saksanpaimenkoira #toinenmaailmansota #wwii #ww2

Today in history 77 years ago, on May 8 1942 the Finnish 3rd Army Corps had managed to stop the Soviet offensive in the Kestenga area, neutralizing the threat of loosing supply routes westwards from the municipality. . Finnish Division J was ordered to hold the ground while sweeping the wilderness along the Kestenga-Ahvenlahti road. Their secondary mission was to recon the isthmuses in the Sernitsanlampi-Puntjärvi Lake area in order to continue the counterstrike. . Meanwhile, the Soviets tried to break the German lines by attacking repeatedly along the Uhtua-Kestenga road. The SS-Division Nord, however, managed to repel all attempts. . Original caption of the other pic says ”a Finn and his dog are staying alert on April 26 1942” and the other ”confronting almost no resistance whatsoever the tanks and infantry are advancing” (May 5). SA-kuva #kestenga #kiestinki #continuationwar #jatkosota #ww2tanks #ww2pictures #secondworldwar #ww2history #germanshepherd #saksanpaimenkoira #toinenmaailmansota #wwii #ww2 - 6 months ago

586 Likes
0 Comments
0
On April 24 1942 the Soviet 26th Army launched an offensive in the Kestenga area. Their main target was to push the German-Finnish troops westwards to the Sohjananjoki River and then take defensive positions along the eastern bank of the River.
.
The situation was still critical on May 3rd, since the enemy had managed to break through at the Ylä-Mustajärvi Lake sector about a week earlier and was continuously strenghtening the spearhead of the attacking troops.
.
However, at the time the defenders had also got reinforcements, so the AOK Lappland ordered a counterstrike to be launched on the 5th.
.
Here we see some Finnish AT gun crew being ready to support the attack.
.SA-kuva
#kestenga #kiestinki #atcrew #counterstrike #psttykki #ww2history #ww2pictures #continuationwar #jatkosota #wwii #ww2

On April 24 1942 the Soviet 26th Army launched an offensive in the Kestenga area. Their main target was to push the German-Finnish troops westwards to the Sohjananjoki River and then take defensive positions along the eastern bank of the River. . The situation was still critical on May 3rd, since the enemy had managed to break through at the Ylä-Mustajärvi Lake sector about a week earlier and was continuously strenghtening the spearhead of the attacking troops. . However, at the time the defenders had also got reinforcements, so the AOK Lappland ordered a counterstrike to be launched on the 5th. . Here we see some Finnish AT gun crew being ready to support the attack. .SA-kuva #kestenga #kiestinki #atcrew #counterstrike #psttykki #ww2history #ww2pictures #continuationwar #jatkosota #wwii #ww2 - 6 months ago

373 Likes
0 Comments
0
Bridge over the Sohjana River is being opened forthe traffic in the Kestenga area on May 1 1942.
.SA-kuva
#sohjana #wwii #ww2 #ww2history #ww2pictures #continuationwar #jatkosota #bridge #silta #kestenga #kiestinki

Bridge over the Sohjana River is being opened forthe traffic in the Kestenga area on May 1 1942. .SA-kuva #sohjana #wwii #ww2 #ww2history #ww2pictures #continuationwar #jatkosota #bridge #silta #kestenga #kiestinki - 6 months ago

1,122 Likes
7 Comments
0
Here’s some Finnish AA crew staying alert with their 40 mm Bofors gun in the Kestenga-Sohjana area on April 28 1942.
.SA-kuva
#continuationwar #jatkosota #kiestinki #sohjana #kestenga #ww2 #wwii #ww2history #bofors #aacrew #ilmatorjunta #ittykki #ww2pictures

Here’s some Finnish AA crew staying alert with their 40 mm Bofors gun in the Kestenga-Sohjana area on April 28 1942. .SA-kuva #continuationwar #jatkosota #kiestinki #sohjana #kestenga #ww2 #wwii #ww2history #bofors #aacrew #ilmatorjunta #ittykki #ww2pictures - 6 months ago

573 Likes
8 Comments
0
Finnish and German infantry advances along some road with panzer kampfwagen II or III tanks. Jelettijärvi, Kiestinki. 5th May 1942. #jatkosota #continuationwar #panzerkampfwagen #jelettijärvi #kiestinki #vienankarjala #vienakarelia

Finnish and German infantry advances along some road with panzer kampfwagen II or III tanks. Jelettijärvi, Kiestinki. 5th May 1942. #jatkosota #continuationwar #panzerkampfwagen #jelettijärvi #kiestinki #vienankarjala #vienakarelia - 7 months ago

432 Likes
4 Comments
0
Today 77 years ago, March 27 1942, SS-Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler visited Finnish Gen. Hjalmar Siilasvuo's HQ in the Kananainen village, Kestenga sector.
.SA-kuva
#ww2 #ww2pictures #ww2history #kananainen #kestenga #kiestinki #continuationwar #jatkosota #siilasvuo #toinenmaailmansota #secondworldwar #worldwartwo #worldwar2

Today 77 years ago, March 27 1942, SS-Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler visited Finnish Gen. Hjalmar Siilasvuo's HQ in the Kananainen village, Kestenga sector. .SA-kuva #ww2 #ww2pictures #ww2history #kananainen #kestenga #kiestinki #continuationwar #jatkosota #siilasvuo #toinenmaailmansota #secondworldwar #worldwartwo #worldwar2 - 7 months ago

660 Likes
4 Comments
0
load more posts
2019 - © Deskgram. All rights reserved.