Three famous battles took place around Narva. One was between Swedes and Russians, in 1700, as part of the Great Northern War. The other two were in 1944, when the Soviet Union took its city back from Germany during the later stages of the Second World War. The reconstructed fortress of Narva (to the left) overlooking the Russian fortress of Ivangorod (to the right). ... The Great Northern War was the war fought between a coalition of Russia, Denmark-Norway and Saxony-Poland (from 1715 also Prussia and Hanover) on one side and Sweden on the other side from 1700 to 1721. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...
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Battle of Narva - Battle for the Narva Bridgehead (1944)
Battle of Narva - Battle of the Tannenbergstellung (1944)
Categories: Conflicts in 1944 | Soviet-German War | Great Northern War Combatants Sweden Russia Commanders King Charles XII of Sweden Field Marshal Charles EugÃ¨ne de Croy Strength 10,610 about 37,000 Casualties 667 killed about 15,000 killed, about 12,000 captured The Battle of Narva was an early battle in the Great Northern War in which a Swedish... The Battle of Narva was a battle, or more correctly a campaign, which took place between January and September 1944. ... The Battle of Narva was a battle, or more correctly a campaign, which took place between January and September 1944. ...
The Battle of the Tannenberg Line (German: Tannenbergstellung) (Estonian: Sinimägede lahingud) is the second phase of the The Battle of Narva near city of Narva in Estonia.
The battle was fought on the Eastern Front during World War II between the forces of the German Heeresgruppe Nord and the Soviet Volkhov and Leningrad Fronts.
The battle is also known as The Battle of the European SS for the large number volunteers and conscripts within the Waffen SS from Estonia, Norway, Denmark, Holland and Belgium engaged on the German side.
The fortification of Narva began in the 70's of the XIII century when the Danes laid down Narva Castle on a steep bank of the river.
In the middle of the XIV century it passed to the Knights of the Germanic Order and was reconstructed into a type of fortification known as "House of the Convent," which was typical for the military architecture of the Order.
Yet the battle had been meaningful not only for Sweden, but for Russia as well, since it was the first battle held by the Russian regular army.
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