Warcrimes of Soviet partisans at Finnish front 1941-44

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Warcrimes of Soviet partisans at Finnish front 1941-44

Post by Juha Tompuri » 27 Mar 2004 21:35

Partisans are not War Criminals.
Few scans from this 2002 in Finland published, Finnish-Russian, book about the fates of Finnish POWs.
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Post by Juha Tompuri » 07 Apr 2004 18:53

John W wrote:IMHO, I find it a bit preposterous to compare partisans with Al-Q, unless I am shown that partisans effectively and largely targeted civilians.
Partisans at Finnish front largely concentrated at civilian targets
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... =partisans
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... ht=#415768
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... ht=#413838

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Post by Mark V » 07 Apr 2004 19:38

Juha Tompuri wrote:Finnish front largely concentrated at civilian targets
Actually, like Juha very well knows, using word partisan of those combatants operating here in north is greatly misleading term.

OK - they operated under same command as partisans elsewhere, but they didn't base their operations behind the enemy lines at all. They had barracks behind their own lines and could only make short patrols (or somewhat longer "desant" espionage missions of single man) to their operating area behind Finn/German front.

Reason: There weren't any of the preconditions of successfull resistance movement available for them. Very little Soviet civilians behind the lines and thinking that partisans would get support from Finn civilians is as propable as pig flies.

I have many times wondered why they bothered at all to create those units... maybe they were more for show than anything else. I think Soviet Karelia authorities would had lost their heads if they hadn't create x-number of "partisan" units in their area.

I don't comment more about their acts. Juha posted enough links so that everybody can make their own conclusion.

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Post by Topspeed » 30 Nov 2005 19:20

I was told to post this here:

By the way I talked to a Karelian ( or who used to live in the east 1,5 kilometres from the border ) who was swimming this morning in the swimming hall. He said there were more than 20 cases where soviet partisans killed finnish civilians. He had lost in one such incident in Kuhmo 10 of his relatives...he had been a little boy back then. He said he thanks God he is still alive today. In fact he said it was only matter of seconds that he could be dead now.

In Seitajärvi/Salla direction there folks digging bones of the two kidnapped from the village. All women and children of that village were murdered by soviet partisans ( this was in the Kaleva newspapper the other day ).

so that the history would not be forgotten,

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Images of the Winter and Continuation Wars.

Post by yabint » 21 Nov 2006 21:44

Finnish defence forces have recently released several photographs from the Winter and Continuation wars some of which are claimed show villagers killed by Soviet partizans and of Finnish soldiers excuiting partizans.

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English:

http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Too+aw ... 5223124092

Finnish:

http://www.hs.fi/kuvakoosteframe/1135223079631

http://www.iltalehti.fi/uutiset/2006112 ... _uu.shtml#

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