Denis1973 wrote:So, given even with this figures from finnish side (2,623 and 473), we have about 3100 of all losses. Far from 12000... And I suppose that figure from TsAMO (1392 men istead of claimed 2623) is more historically correct.JTV wrote:The Soviet unit that did earlier unsuccessful attacks to Teikarinsaari and Melansaari Islands in 4th of July was 160th Infantry Regiment of 224 Division. This regiment nominal strenght of 1,266 men, from which 1,135 men took part in these attacks which resulted it losing 1,027 men.
Is this a finnish counts? And who seized both islands in the result? Dead men?
I stronly suggest reading again what I wrote, before you go into that line. The particular unit didn't seize the island. As mentioned the numbers are obviously from Soviet sources. In case you didn't figure it Juri Kilin is a Russian historian. The Soviet unit that succeeded capturing Teikarinsaari Island 5th of July was 406th infantry regiment, but that was after 160th infantry regiment had already tried day earlier (4th of July) and failed suffering those losses.
As for overclaiming - both sides did it in these battles. The Soviets claimed to have buried 900 Finnish soldiers in Teikarinsaari Island after capturing it - while the Finnish troops defending the island had only about 300 men KIA, from which dozens died while on water and therefore were not likely buried there.