"OPERATION ALBION" WORLD WAR I

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"OPERATION ALBION" WORLD WAR I

Post by operating » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:04 am

GERMAN INVASION OF ESTONIA 1917 "OPERATION ALBION" WORLD WAR I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBMvk9_q0HE If you have about 15 minutes to spare, check out this original 1917 Black and white video. It's not so much about the invasion, it's more about how it was done. Personally, I found it amazing.



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Published on Jun 24, 2015


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This rare German film shows the World War I assault known as Operation Albion. This was the German land and naval operation in September–October 1917 to invade and occupy the West Estonian Archipelago, then part of the Autonomous Governorate of Estonia, Russian Republic. The land campaign opened with landings at the Tagalaht, Saaremaa on 11 October 1917, after extensive naval activity to clear mines and subdue coastal artillery batteries. The Germans secured the island by 16 October. The Russian Army evacuated Muhu on 18 October.

After two failed attempts, the Germans managed to land on Hiiumaa on the 19th and captured the island on the following day. The Russian Baltic Fleet had to withdraw from the Suur Strait after major losses (see Battle of Moon Sound). The Germans claimed 20,000 prisoners and 100 guns captured during the Operation Albion from 12 October.

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Re: "OPERATION ALBION" WORLD WAR I

Post by operating » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:06 pm

More historically about Operation Albion https://weaponsandwarfare.com/2016/07/0 ... -albion-i/

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