A T-34, knocked out by Finnish soldiers.
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19/02/1944 Danish saboteurs attack the rail lines round Aarhus.
20/02/1944
A ferry boat, carrying the remaining 'Heavy Water' production from Telemark in Norway, back to Germany for safety is sabotaged and sunk on Lake Tinnsjo.
 
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12/04/1944 Finland rejects the heavy Russian demands for the ending of the war.
22/04/1944 The Russians say their talks with Finns are over.
 
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02/06/1944 Secret negotiations between the Romanian government of Marshal Antonescu and representatives of the Soviet Union begin in Stockholm, Sweden.
09/06/1944 The Russians launch a heavy assault on the Finnish forces in the Karelian Isthmus to the North of Leningrad, in an attempt to force them out of war.
15/06/1944 The second Finnish defensive zone is smashed by Russians.
20/06/1944 The Red Army captures Viipuri on the Soviet-Finnish border.
21/06/1944 A further Russians assault against the Finns opens in eastern Karelia. The Red Army begins an offensive between lakes Ladoga and Onega on the northern front.
23/06/1944 Generaloberst Dietl, C-in-C of 20th Gebirgs Army on the Arctic front in northern Finland, is killed in an air crash.
24/06/1944 The communist organised sabotage group BOPA, attacks the Danish arms factory "Riffelsyndikatet" ("the Rifle Syndicate") in Copenhagen.
26/06/1944 In response to recent communist sabotage, the Germans introduce a curfew in the Copenhagen area, making it illegal to be out in the streets between 8pm in the evening and 5am in the morning. As a result, the citizens of Copenhagen begin a massive general strike. Hundreds of thousands of Danes take part.
 
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04/07/1944 The general strike in Copenhagen ends with the Germans withdrawing the curfew to avoid further popular risings in Denmark.
 
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01/08/1944 The Finnish President Risto Ryti resigns, with his place is taken by Marshal Karl Gustav Mannerheim.
25/08/1944 Finland enters secret negotiations with the Russians to agree a cease-fire.
 
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04/09/1944 The Russian and Finnish governments agree on and implement a cease-fire. The Germans have to leave Finland by the 15th September.
25/09/1944 Vidkun Quisling’s Ministers urge the Germans to end the occupation of Norway.
 
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01/10/1944 The Finnish Army makes an assault landing against German held Tornio, in Gulf of Bothnia.
07/10/1944 The 20th Gebirgsjäger Army retreats towards northern Norway in the face of strong Soviet attacks.
15/10/1944 Russians secure Petsamo region of southern Finland. Germans troops fall back towards northern Norway in the face of strong Russian attacks.
18/10/1944 Russian troops cross the Norwegian frontier.
25/10/1944 Russians troops take the German base of Kirkenes in Norway.
28/10/1944 Orders are given by the Germans and Quisling regime to evacuate the entire population of Finnmark east of Lyngen, and all houses and installations are to be destroyed. More than 10,000 houses are burnt, and 40-45,000 people are forced southwards. About 25,000 manage to hide, or escape during the operation.
 
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03/11/1944 The 20th Gebirgsjäger Army evacuates the mineral rich Petsamo region of northern Finland.
 
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