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Nordic Light - Death Grip On Finland

(September 25th, 1992) The Russian advance has taken a death grip on Finland. Lahti has been overrun, Kotka has fallen, Hanko invaded by airborne and seaborne troops, and Helsinki is isolated and surrounded. The defenses in Helsinki have fortified their positions as far as possible, but without substantial reinforcements, Finland may be lost.

Northern Finland is still holding off the advance with heroic efforts, although Kuusamo and Kemijärvi has fallen into Russian hands. Swedish reinforcements have been called in to aid in the defense. It is only a matter of time before the enemy breaks through and advances towards the current likely objectives of Rovaniemi and Oulo - and beyond that, Haparanda and Boden.

Most of the Swedish heartland is now in Russian hands. Stockholm, Uppsala, Örebro, Karlstad, Jönköping, Växjö... West Sweden and Skåne is still being defended, although hope for Göteborg is grim. Airbases have been relocated to Skåne to prevent being overrun. Gävle River is still the end of the Russian advance in the north, although strong armor and mechanized forces are pushing on north around Avesta and Gävle.

NATO is still mobilizing, but so far, Denmark and Norway is staying out of the war and although several U.S. Airborne brigades have been deployed to bases in Norway, they watch and wait for now. Soon it will be too late.


5 Comments:

At 12:19 PM, Anonymous Albis said...

It's "Oulu", not "Oulo" :). Even if the Nordic Light says so.

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger Mats Gefvert said...

I apologize. :)

I can never remember the correct spelling for that particular city...

 
At 7:49 PM, Anonymous Albis said...

Here's some war-related humor to lighten up the atmosphere:
http://www.kerrolisaa.com/kuvat/crushthegermans.jpg :)

 
At 11:23 PM, Anonymous Camilla said...

Hej Mats! Det skär i hjärtat på mig när jag ser att du stavat Oulu fel. Så bra att Albis var inne och rättade. :)

 
At 8:14 PM, Anonymous Albis said...

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http://www.blocket.se/vi/6765182.htm?ca=3_s

 

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