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Today in World War II History—July 15, 1944

Finnish Army sergeants Kaarlo Niemelä and Heino Nikulassi near Tali-Ihantala, Finland, late June to early July 1944 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Finnish Army sergeants Kaarlo Niemelä and Heino Nikulassi near Tali-Ihantala, Finland, late June to early July 1944 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—July 15, 1944: Finnish forces stop the Soviet advance in the Karelian Isthmus.

US Navy PB4Y Liberators bomb Iwo Jima, Chichi Jima, and Haha Jima.

2 Responses to “Today in World War II History—July 15, 1944”

  1. martin Allison

    Interesting picture from 1944 and the second Finnish – Soviet Union battles. This was a challenge to find information on this conflict as the Winter War of 1939-1940 had all the history buzz and if I understand about this conflict, the Soviets wanted more territory a second time. Sarah, you can find some interesting historical events to challenge your readers with.

    • Sarah Sundin

      Yes, this second round of the Finnish-Soviet war doesn’t have the romantic allure of the Winter War, plus it was overshadowed by the events in Normandy. This truly was a world war, and I try to highlight unique aspects whenever possible.