Originally Posted by Blader54
This is a very interesting report. So many war memorials! In the States I think we have a view of the war that is too one-sided. Yes, D-Day was a crucial turning point, at the cost of many American lives, but we should also recognize the battles on the Eastern Front and the countless sacrifices made there. I think the fighter plane on the plinth a few pages back is a LaGG-3, but I cannot be certain. The latest one I think might be a Ilyushin IL-2 Sturmovik ground attack aircraft. I'll be interested to see how you find the Karelian Peninsula, having read some reports on that area by Russian ADVers. Cheers!
Yes I agree that Americans point is very one sided. I have gotten into many arguments here and in the States about WWII who helped more and so on and so on.
I have been to Karelia before but only to Petrozavodsk, then a boat to Khizhi, and Kivach Waterfall. I hope to explore it some more this time around. I don't plan on going ot far north we will see how it goes. its a beautiful area but I am a plains type of guy the forest can be a little claustrophobic for me at times anyways.