Wednesday, 9 March 2016

9th March 1944 - the Soviet Bombing of Tallinn

Today marks the anniversary of the March Bombing of Tallinn. On 9th March 1944, the Soviet Air Force dropped 3068 bombs on the city killing 750 people and leaving another 10,000 homeless.
The local fire brigades’ pumping stations were deliberately sabotaged to ensure as much destruction as possible.

This video was filmed in April and May of 1944 and shows the scale of the damage to Tallinn.