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Old 07-07-2009, 04:17 AM   #1
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Salpa Line lv-fin

short trip to finnland

trip http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour....451569&num=10

target http://www.nortfort.ru/salpa/index_e.html


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LAPIN KULTA



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ferry back home




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Old 07-07-2009, 05:45 AM   #2
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Nice ride! What's the story on the bunker museum?

Thanks for showing us a bit of Finland
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:34 AM   #3
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Construction of defence line Salpa (Salpa-asema) began later 1940. Volunteers worked there in the beginning, then peoples ineligible for war service were mobilized. Maximum number of workers, near to 35000, worked there spring 1941. After beginning of Continuation War in 1941 fortification works were stopped, pillboxes and bunkers were disarmed and all armaments were sent at the front. In the beginning of 1944 works on the Line were resumed and proceed till the end of Continuation War September, 4, 1944.
728 various concrete installations, 315 km wire obstacles, 225 km anti-tank obstacles, 130 km anti-tank ditches, more than 3000 entrenchments, 254 concrete infantry shelters, endless trench, rifleman's cells, dig-outs and etc. composed the power of this defence line. 90% all concrete installations are in the line sector between Finnish Gulf and Saima lake system
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:22 AM   #4
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The meaning of Salpa and more info...

The Finnish word salpa means lock, latch, crossbar or bolt.

On the Salpakeskus homepage you can find more info (http://www.salpakeskus.fi/index.php?l=3&path=15,0,0).
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