Finnish war over USSR in 1941

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Kelvin
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Finnish war over USSR in 1941

Post by Kelvin » 04 Aug 2021 12:21

Hello, Finnish Army claimed she had taken 50,000 Soviet POW, anyone have data on that. I only know Finnish captured 8000-9000 Soviet POW in battle of Polampi in late Aug/early Sept 1941, any encirlement battle apart from Polampi carried out by Finnish in recapture of Karelia and Vyborg ? Thank

And Soviet succeeded in evacuating most of its garrison like 8th Separate Rifle Brigade from Hango naval base, and albeit Finnish took Hango but very ineffective in destruction of Soviet troop there.

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Re: Finnish war over USSR in 1941

Post by Art » 05 Aug 2021 20:05

Numbers of POWs according to the war diary of the Finnish GHQ:
9 August 41 - 5,679 taken by Finnish + 1,163 by German troops
6 September - 28,853 on hand
13 September - 35,534 on hand
29 September - 37,434 on hand
4 October - 42,808
18 October - 47,229
25 October - 49,230
1 November - 51,587
22 November - 53,609
13 December - 55,570
27 December - 55,277

Accumulation was gradual and mostly happened within three months (August-September-October).

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Re: Finnish war over USSR in 1941

Post by Kelvin » 06 Aug 2021 03:59

Art wrote:
05 Aug 2021 20:05
Numbers of POWs according to the war diary of the Finnish GHQ:
9 August 41 - 5,679 taken by Finnish + 1,163 by German troops
6 September - 28,853 on hand
13 September - 35,534 on hand
29 September - 37,434 on hand
4 October - 42,808
18 October - 47,229
25 October - 49,230
1 November - 51,587
22 November - 53,609
13 December - 55,570
27 December - 55,277

Accumulation was gradual and mostly happened within three months (August-September-October).
Hi, Art, thank so much for your detailed information.

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