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List Of Estonian War of Independence Battles

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List of every major Estonian War of Independence battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Estonian War of Independence battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Estonian War of Independence, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Estonian War of Independence list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Estonian War of Independence battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

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Battle of Krivasoo took place in the Kriivasoo swamp, Estonia during the Estonian War of Independence between Estonian Army and the Red Army. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Estonia

Part of: Estonian War of Independence, Estonian Liberation War

Combatants: Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Estonia, Soviet Union

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Battle of Laagna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of Estonian War of Independence Battles
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Battle of Laagna took place in Laagna, Estonia during the Estonian War of Independence between Estonian mariners and Finnish volunteers against Red Army. In the morning the Estonians and Finns took Laagna village with a surprise attack and pushed the Red Army out. Against the Estonian mariners and Finnish volunteers were two regiments of Red Army infantry, 2 armored trains and some cavalry. The Russians repeatedly attacked the Estonian and Finnish positions with armored trains but were unable to capture Laagna and they were driven back with heavy losses. The Estonian Mariners and Finns lost 4 men killed, 21 wounded, and three captured soldiers. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Estonia

Part of: Estonian War of Independence, Estonian Liberation War

Combatants: Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Estonia, Soviet Union

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Battle of Paju is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of Estonian War of Independence Battles
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The Battle of Paju was fought in Paju, near Valga, Estonia, on 31 January 1919 during the Estonian War of Independence. After heavy fighting, the Tartu–Valga group of the Estonian Army pushed the Red Latvian Riflemen out of the Paju Manor. It was the fiercest battle in the early period of war. The Estonian commander Julius Kuperjanov fell in the fighting. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Paju, Valga County

Part of: Estonian War of Independence, Estonian Liberation War

Combatants: Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Estonia, Soviet Union

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Battle of Utria

Battle of Utria took place during the Estonian War of Independence on 17–20 January 1919 at Utria beach. It was amphibious landing of Estonian forces consisting mainly of Finnish volunteers. The leader of the landing was Estonian admiral Johan Pitka helped by Swedish officer Martin Ekström and captains Aleksander Paulus and Anto Nestori Eskola. The commander of the defending Soviet 6th Rifle Division was Nikolai Ivanov. The landing was successful for the Estonian force, making it possible to capture Narva. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Estonia

Part of: Estonian War of Independence, Estonian Liberation War

Combatants: Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Estonia, Soviet Union, Finland