German Tank Recovered in Estonia

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lora...@cs.com

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Jan 29, 2007, 12:04:05 AM1/29/07
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"a Komatsu D375A-2 pulled an abandoned tank from its archival tomb
under the bottom of a lake near Johvi, Estonia. The Soviet-built
T34/76A tank had been resting at the bottom of the lake for 56 years.
According to its specifications, its a 27-tonne machine with a top
speed of 53km/h.

>From February to September 1944, heavy battles were fought in the
narrow, 50 km-wide, Narva front in the northeastern part of Estonia.
Over 100,000 men were killed and 300,000 men were wounded there.
During battles in the summer of 1944, the tank was captured from the
Soviet army and used by the German army. (This is the reason that
there are German markings painted on the tanks exterior.) On 19
September 1944, German troops began an organized retreat along the
Narva front. It is suspected that the tank was then purposefully
driven into the lake, abandoning it when its captors left the area. "

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lora...@cs.com

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Jan 29, 2007, 3:25:43 AM1/29/07
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On Jan 28, 9:04 pm, lorad...@cs.com wrote:
> "a Komatsu D375A-2 pulled an abandoned tank from its archival tomb
> under the bottom of a lake near Johvi, Estonia. The Soviet-built
> T34/76A tank had been resting at the bottom of the lake for 56 years.
> According to its specifications, its a 27-tonne machine with a top
> speed of 53km/h.
>

> >From February to September 1944, heavy battles were fought in thenarrow, 50 km-wide, Narva front in the northeastern part of Estonia.


> Over 100,000 men were killed and 300,000 men were wounded there.
> During battles in the summer of 1944, the tank was captured from the
> Soviet army and used by the German army. (This is the reason that
> there are German markings painted on the tanks exterior.) On 19
> September 1944, German troops began an organized retreat along the
> Narva front. It is suspected that the tank was then purposefully
> driven into the lake, abandoning it when its captors left the area. "
>
> http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1739643/posts

More pictures:
http://www.rense.com/general75/germ.htm

captain.

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Jan 30, 2007, 6:51:57 AM1/30/07
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<lora...@cs.com> wrote in message
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it was thanks to you guys here that i learned of the battle for narva. now i
plan to visit it when i am in the st.pete area (and spend some tourist
dollars in the process). thanks SCB!!


captain.

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Jan 30, 2007, 6:56:42 AM1/30/07
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<lora...@cs.com> wrote in message
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a real piece of history. i'm going to look for that museum when i am there.


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