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The '''Grivnik Brigade''' was an independent [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] brigade during [[World War II]]. This brigade fought alongside the Soviet 88th Rifle Division against the [[Finland|Finnish]] J-Group of the [[Finnish III Corps (Continuation War)|Finnish III Corps]] and the German [[SS]] North during [[Operation Barbarossa]]. They beat back both forces, forcing the Finno-German troops to retire to the city of [[Kestenga]], near [[Lake Topozero]] in September 1941.
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The '''Grivnik Brigade''' was an independent [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] brigade during [[World War II]]. This brigade fought alongside the Soviet 88th Rifle Division against the Finnish J-Group of the [[Finnish III Corps (Continuation War)|Finnish III Corps]] and the German [[SS]] North during [[Operation Barbarossa]]. They beat back both forces, forcing the Finno-German troops to retire to the city of [[Kestenga]], near [[Lake Topozero]] in September 1941.
 
 
''Combat Composition of the Soviet Army'' for 1 September 1941 lists no such formation, but there is a Murmanskaya Rifle Brigade listed alongside 88th Rifle Division in [[14th Army (Soviet Union)]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.tashv.nm.ru/BoevojSostavSA/1941/19410901.html |title=Combat Composition of the Soviet Army, 1 September 1941 |publisher=Tashv.nm.ru |date= |accessdate=2010-03-25}}</ref>
 
''Combat Composition of the Soviet Army'' for 1 September 1941 lists no such formation, but there is a Murmanskaya Rifle Brigade listed alongside 88th Rifle Division in [[14th Army (Soviet Union)]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.tashv.nm.ru/BoevojSostavSA/1941/19410901.html |title=Combat Composition of the Soviet Army, 1 September 1941 |publisher=Tashv.nm.ru |date= |accessdate=2010-03-25}}</ref>
   
== Source ==
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==Sources==
 
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*Mann, Chris and Christer Jorgensen. ''Hitler's Arctic War''. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2002.
 
*Mann, Chris and Christer Jorgensen. ''Hitler's Arctic War''. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2002.
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Latest revision as of 10:33, 28 October 2019

The Grivnik Brigade was an independent Soviet brigade during World War II. This brigade fought alongside the Soviet 88th Rifle Division against the Finnish J-Group of the Finnish III Corps and the German SS North during Operation Barbarossa. They beat back both forces, forcing the Finno-German troops to retire to the city of Kestenga, near Lake Topozero in September 1941. Combat Composition of the Soviet Army for 1 September 1941 lists no such formation, but there is a Murmanskaya Rifle Brigade listed alongside 88th Rifle Division in 14th Army (Soviet Union).[1]

Sources

  • Mann, Chris and Christer Jorgensen. Hitler's Arctic War. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2002.

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