War in the Woods: Estonia's Struggle for Survival, 1944-1956

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Howells House, 1992 - History - 272 pages
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With the Soviet reoccupation after World War II, Estonians faced a choice of submitting to Communist puppets or trying to survive in the traditional refuge of their forests while waiting for help from the West which never came. Those who chose the second course, Estonia's "Forest Brothers", mounted an armed resistance which, for more than a decade, seriously challenged Soviet rule. This is their story, told for the first time by sources within Estonia. This account is drawn from interviews with Forest Brothers who survived and relatives of those who died, and from documents and photographs from Soviet KGB files. It reflects Estonian courage and humor, the faith and sacrifice of a people suppressed, and the indomitable determination of a free nation to regain independence.
  

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Amazing!
I learnt the ways of the Forest brothers.
Taught me how to live like a true partisan

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Epic Book. I cried and wept with joy. This book made me a better person and cured my Cancer! :D

Contents

Guerrillas Partisans and Mortsuks
1
The Soviets Return
23
Estonia Under Siege
39
The Resistance Takes Form
53
Striking Back
77
The Armed Resistance League
101
In the Forest and the City
129
Manhunt
157
The Last Stand
175
Caught in the KGB Net
207
The Resistance Lived On
221
Bylaws of the Armed Resistance League
239
Bibliography
257
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Laar, a historian and archivist, is a leader of the Christian Democratic Union and member of the Constitutional Assembly, the Supreme Council, and the Congress of Estonia.

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