The Forgotten War: Armed Resistance Movement In Estonia In 1944-1956

 
9789949411757: The Forgotten War: Armed Resistance Movement In Estonia In 1944-1956
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he author, a former prime minister of Estonia (1992 1994; 1999 2002) and an authority on the history of Estonian armed resistance under the Soviet occupation, sees the armed guerrilla war fought by the forest brothers in the period between 1944 and 1956 as one of the most heroic episodes in Estonian history. The book presents an overview of the reasons for the emergence of the forest brother movement, the founding of the League of Armed Struggle and of the battle the Soviet power fought against the bandits until the archives, including pictures of the most famous forest brothers; there is also a map displaying the places where memorials have been erected in the honour of forest brothers.

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Mart Laar was born in Viljandi. He studied history at the University of Tartu and graduated in 1983, he received his Master's degree in Philosophy from the same university in 1995 and his Doctorate in 2005. Laar worked as a history teacher in Tallinn, and was the past presidents of Council of Historians of the Foundation of the Estonia Inheritance, the Society for the Preservation of Estonia History and the Estonian Students' Society. As a professional historian Laar has written many books on Estonian and Soviet history, among them his book War in the Woods: Estonia's Struggle for Survival, 1944 1956 a work about the Forest Brothers anti-Soviet resistance movement. He is also a former Prime minister and Defense Minister of Estonia.

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