Northern Fortress

Entrance to the pillbox

Entrance to the pillbox - Coastal ArtilleryNext photo - 97 kb

During the Winter War, on March 4 1940, the island was stormed by a special battalion of Soviet marines and the 11th infantry battalion under heavy fire from Finnish artillery on Pitkäpaasi, Pukkio and Ristiniemi (305 mm). The island was defended by a Finnish reinforced company, who, after 45 minutes of firefighting, withdrew to island Pukkio, leaving two killed in action...

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