The Lapland War on Via Karelia

In the Continuation War Finns were responsible for the front south of Kuusamo. North of Kuusamo, the Germans were responsible. When Finland made truce in 4 September 1944 and separate peace on 19 September 1944, Finland was required to expel the German troops from the country.

Via Karelia does not have memorials for the Lapland War as such. The Germans retreated from East Karelia via Rovaniemi, and their retreat from around Via Karelia was quite fast. Hostilities between Finland and the retreating German troops were seen in Pudasjärvi in late September, 1944.

However, on Via Karelia there are many war memorial sites, where the presence of German troops is indicated in the info boards.

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