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Post by Harri » 20 Oct 2006 08:43

Citroen?

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Post by Esa K » 21 Oct 2006 12:30

Juha Tompuri wrote:do Gaz trucks belong to "originated from Ford Motor Company" ?
I think thats what I had in mind when formulating the question. :wink:
Juha Tompuri wrote:my guess is...Chevrolet ???
Nope...
Harri wrote:Citroen?
Yep...

Citroen is the answer, at least according to Martti Piltz´s article (in the book Jatkosodan Tiellä from 2004) about the cars etc in Finnish army during Continuation War. Citroen was apparently in the thirties a common truck in Finland, and during continuation war moore of them arrived as the main trade partner was Germany and German occupied countries.

So over and back to Suomi-Finland and Harri.

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Post by Harri » 21 Oct 2006 14:18

Thanks Esa.

Here is the next question:

What were the harbours (cities) in Finland used by the commercial/civilian seafaring during the late Winter War?

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Post by Kimmo » 21 Oct 2006 15:29

I thrown these from my "hat":

Hanko, Turku and Kotka...

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 21 Oct 2006 19:09

From my sleeve: Turku, Pori and Marianhamina ?

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Post by Harri » 23 Oct 2006 09:05

Nope. Maarianhamina is not mentioned in my source. I think traffic was very concentrated because of the lack of icebreakers.

Hint #1: We are talking about three harbours (of which some were correct in the previous answers) in the South-Western / Western Finland.

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 23 Oct 2006 11:01

Turku, Pori and Rauma?

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Post by Harri » 23 Oct 2006 12:02

That's exactly so. That is the correct answer.

My source was this research available in internet:
http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache:Gt ... =firefox-a
http://www.baltic.vtt.fi/pdfs/meri32.pdf.
by the Finnish Institute of Marine Research (MTL).

I have wondered why Hanko was not among them but perhaps it was unprotected and too close to Soviet bases?

Anyway over to Myllykoski and Juha!

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Post by Kimmo » 23 Oct 2006 12:28

Harri wrote: I have wondered why Hanko was not among them but perhaps it was unprotected and too close to Soviet bases?
That is interesting, but one reason might be that the city was bombed heavily and often.
The Russians made a total of 72 bombing missions to the small city and dropped 1100 bombs to the city. Hanko wasn't then and isn't now a too big place.

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Post by Harri » 23 Oct 2006 12:43

True. Turku which thanks to armoured vessels had better AA protection was bombed (about) 60 times. I think Hanko was among the mostly (if not the most) bombed places in Finland during the war. Still there were no AA guns (I'm not quite sure about the later situation) but probably only some MGs of the local Civil Guard and Detachment H.

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 24 Oct 2006 10:35

Thanks Harri,

I actually based my first answer to info from book Suomen Laivasto 1918-1968 part I (Finnish Navy...)
I'll attach a scan from a tabel ( ice-breakers at escort duties during the Winter War) from that book.

New question, during the wars (AFAIK ) one 25mm AA gun operated at Finland (on Finnish side). Where?

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 24 Oct 2006 21:45

Juha Tompuri wrote: one 25mm AA gun
Actually a twin mount

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 25 Oct 2006 10:01

During Winter War

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Post by Esa K » 27 Oct 2006 10:13

...the question was:
one 25mm AA gun operated at Finland (on Finnish side). Where?
Hmmm... there where around 550 communities in Finland 1939 ...so, as guessing is allowed I start to say: Myllykoski...? :)


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Post by Juha Tompuri » 28 Oct 2006 09:59

Esa K wrote:Hmmm... there where around 550 communities in Finland 1939 ...
Not permanetly at any of them
so, as guessing is allowed
Not only allowed, but recommended :)
I start to say: Myllykoski...? :)
:) :) :)

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