RUSSIAN NAVY IS SHELLING FOE ON THE ESTONIAN COAST

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RUSSIAN NAVY IS SHELLING FOE ON THE ESTONIAN COAST

From the September 25, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes

While Russian ground forces began mopping up last German pockets of resistance along the Estonian coast, units of the Soviet Baltic fleet steamed into Tallinn Harbor yesterday behind minesweepers and began ranging up and down the Gulf of Finland bombarding German positions.

To the south, both Rumanian and Turkish reports said Russian and Rumanian forces had crossed the Hungarian border from western Rumania in the vicinity of Arad.

A Moscow communique announced that Baltivsky, Estonian port on the Gulf of Finland and terminal point of the Tallinn railroad had been captured.



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The Soviet cruiser “Kirov” is protected by smoke during the 1941 Soviet evacuation of Tallin Harbor.

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The Port of Tallinn on 1 September 1941 after having been seized by Germans. (Photo: Bundesarchiv)



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