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Monument to the Night Battle of Tehumardi

Tehumardi kula, Salme, Saaremaa, Estonia
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Important historic reminder of the difficult past

The monument was built in the Soviet era to commemorate the fallen soldiers of the Red Army. The... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2017
Tl1982
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Slovenia
Bike from Kuressaare

We biked here and beyond from Kuressaare and were impressed with the monument we encountered in... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2016
Tom H
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San Francisco, California
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The night battle of Tehumardi took place in the late night hours of 8 October 1944. The Tehumardi night battle was one of the bloodiest battles of World War II that took place on Saaremaa. The battle was fought between Germans and Russians. The Russians came out as the winners of this battle.Good to know: One had to differentiate between one’s own people and the enemy predominantly by means of the helmet. In memory of the dead soldiers a monument was erected - it has the shape of a sword bearing depictions of male faces.
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Sep 26, 2017
“Important historic reminder of the difficult past”
Jul 18, 2016
“Bike from Kuressaare ”
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Tehumardi kula, Salme, Saaremaa, Estonia
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

The monument was built in the Soviet era to commemorate the fallen soldiers of the Red Army. The inscription on the monument - to the "defenders and liberators" of Saaremaa - clearly reflects the political views of the Soviet side and is probably something that...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We biked here and beyond from Kuressaare and were impressed with the monument we encountered in honor of the fallen soldiers. Continue biking along the road or stop along the beach which is located directly behind the monument. This place is perfect for a quick...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2016

We always find it difficult to review war monuments due to the sensitivities involved and in this case, the fact that the second world war is still relatively recent history. We are sorry to say that prior to our visit, we were unaware of the...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2015

As a "mainland"- estonian myself I have been in this place couple of times. I`m "into" history and I get chills whenever I drive past this freaking place. Sad, that soviet time wiped out all memory and signs of german fallen. Hand-to-Hand fight in total...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2015

It is hard to miss this monument when you drive to see beautifull view near Saare lighthouse, but it is not worthwhile to waste the time to see brutal monument of brutal and horrible Soviet communist occupants, who replaced fasist ocupants.

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Reviewed December 4, 2014

Perhaps not the most uplifting sight on Saaremaa, but an impressive one nonetheless. The monument to the Night Battle of Tehumardi commemorates the Russian soldiers who fell at the 1944 conflict that was instrumental in ridding Saaremaa of German occupying forces. The monument is made...More

5  Thank DoctorDee69
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

I have now visited Saaremaa four times and each time I visit Tehumardi it is the same - the hairs on the back of my neck tingle and I am filled with sadness. The site is easy to miss if you are driving south from...More

3  Thank Allan N
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