Ilus Eesti, beautiful Estonia. My family's homeland. Estonia's countryside and people have an endearing gentleness about them which you fall in love with slowly and imperceptibly. I have nothing but respect and admiration for Estonians' courage and determination to survive despite centuries of repression, tyranny and foreign occupation. This blog showcases all the things I love about Estonia and seeks to enlighten readers about everything this unique country has to offer.
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.