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German Memorial Complex Battle of Tannenberg Line

This controversial memorial complex is dedicated to the efforts of the German army and its allies during the battle of Narva (1944). There is a central iron cross and also three marble memorial stones in memory of three Waffen-SS division who fought in this battle.

The inscription on the first memorial stone reads:

"1941-1945
5.FREIWILLIGEN
STURMBRIGADE
"WALLONIEN"

DEUTSCHLAND
RUSSLAND
ESTLAND

LANGENUTE
MALESTUSEKS

A LA MEMOIRE
DE NOS MORTS

DEN GEFALLENEN
ZUR ERINNERUNG"


The inscription on the second memorial stone reads:

"20.EESTI RELVA-
GRENADERIDE
DIVIIS

1944-1945
EESTI-SAKSAMAA

LANGENUTE
MALESTUSEKS"


The inscription on the third and last memorial stone (which is in Dutch) reads:

"IN MEMORY OF THE
FALLEN, MISSING AND
IN CAPTIVITY PERISHED
DUTCH FRONT SOLDIERS,
NURSES AND AUXILLIARIES
WHO LOYAL FULFILLED
THEIR DUTY IN
EASTERN EUROPE 1941-1945"

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Source

  • Text: Kaj Metz
  • Photos: Koos Winkelman (1,2,3) & Wikimedia Commons (4)

Related books

Encyclopedia of the Third Reich
Battle of the Bulge 44-45