Estonian military personnel: Estonian military leaders, Estonian military personnel killed in action, Estonian prisoners of war, Alfons Rebane

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Alfons Rebane, Arnold Meri, Leo Kunnas, Johan Laidoner, Ants Laaneots, Paul Maitla, Hando Ruus, Alfred Käärmann, Johan Pitka, Julius Kuperjanov, Harald Riipalu, Aleksander Warma, Harald Nugiseks, Georg Sooden, Allain Tikko, Oskar Ruut, Aleksander Einseln, Nikolai Reek, Aleksander Tõnisson, Paul Vent, Ain-Ervin Mere, Andres ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Alfons Rebane, Arnold Meri, Leo Kunnas, Johan Laidoner, Ants Laaneots, Paul Maitla, Hando Ruus, Alfred Käärmann, Johan Pitka, Julius Kuperjanov, Harald Riipalu, Aleksander Warma, Harald Nugiseks, Georg Sooden, Allain Tikko, Oskar Ruut, Aleksander Einseln, Nikolai Reek, Aleksander Tõnisson, Paul Vent, Ain-Ervin Mere, Andres Larka, Johannes Soodla, Ernst Põdder, Jaan Soots, Karl Parts, Anton Irv, Viktor Puskar, Otto Heinze, Tarmo Kõuts, Ülo Altermann, Herbert Brede. Excerpt: Alfons Vilhelm Robert Rebane, commonly known as Alfons Rebane (June 24, 1908 March 8, 1976) was an Estonian military commander. He was the most highly decorated Estonian military officer in the course of the Second World War, participating in various German military units against the armed forces of the Soviet Union. After WWII Rebane joined the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) where he played a key role in assisting the armed resistance to Soviet rule in Estonia and other Baltic countries. He led the Estonian portion of MI6's Operation Jungle well into the 1950s. In 1961, Rebane retired from the British intelligence services and moved to Germany, where stayed until his death in Augsburg in 1976. The 1999 reburial of Rebane in Estonia with state honors triggered a number of controversies. Rebane was born in Valga in southern Estonia, then part of the Governorate of Livonia of the Russian Empire. In 1920 Rebane, son of a railway official, attended the Russian secondary school in Narva. From 1926 to 1929 he attended Tartu University and graduated from the Estonian War College with first class honours. He served as an infantry officer on the armoured train "Captain Irv" of the 1st Armored Train Regiment as a second lieutenant in 1929. Married in 1931 to Agnia Soomets... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=390626

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  • ISBN-13: 9781157371328
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/30/2010
  • Pages: 24
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.05 (d)

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