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Saturday, March 17, 2012

German Advance Into Swedish Estonia

German newsreel about the advance into one of Estonia's most Swedish parts, not far from Swedish Gotland.

I just stumbled upon this amazing Estonian website with then-and-now comparison photos from Dagö/Hiiumaa, one of the parts of Estonia most associated with Sweden.

The WWII photos are all taken from the above Wochenschau (German newsreel). I can imagine the amount of sweat behind those comparison photos, as I have done similar work.

But what I really was looking for was another Wochenschau from the same period, the fall of 1941, showing the Swedish Volunteer Battalion on the Finnish peninsula of Hangö. I am still lookig for it - tips are most welcome.

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