LIST OF WARS: DETAILS
Soviet Union vs Baltic Partisans (’’Forest Brethren’’)
Battle deaths: 32,400 Published: 2013-08-03 10:40:59 | Altered: 2014-08-10 22:09:02
The Red Army occupied the independent Baltic states in 1940–1941 and, after a period of German occupation, again in 1944–1945. As Stalinist repression intensified over the following years, 50,000 residents of these countries used the heavily forested countryside as a natural refuge and base for armed anti-Soviet resistance.
Resistance units varied in size and composition, ranging from individually operating guerrillas, armed primarily for self-defense, to large and well-organized groups able to engage significant Soviet forces in battle.
Source: Wikipedia, published under the GNU FDL. Retrieved 2014-03-02
SOURCES: FATALITY DATA
NOTE ON NATION DATA
NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.
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