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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