Monument to the Night Battle of Tehumardi

The Night Battle of Tehumardi took place in the late hours of 8 October 1944, and it was one of the bloodiest battles of World War II that took place in Saaremaa. The battle was fought between Soviet troops making their way towards Sõrve peninsula and a German convoy that was retreating from Kuressaare.
Occasionally, the bloody battle turned into hand combat; both sides suffered heavy losses.

Good to know: In memory of the dead, a monument was erected – it has the shape of a sword bearing depictions of male faces.

The Night Battle of Tehumardi took place in the late hours of 8 October 1944, and it was one of the bloodiest battles of World War II that took place in Saaremaa. The battle was fought between Soviet troops making their way towards Sõrve peninsula an

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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 inscription on the monument - to the "defenders and liberators" of Saaremaa - clearly reflects the...

  • Bike from Kuressaare

    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...

  • Difficult to rate Russian war monument

    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...


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