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Lapplandsender (German, literally Soldatensender Lappland) was during World War II a military radio station for Nazi German forces in Northern Finland and Northern Norway. The transmitter was situated in the German garrison area outside the provincial capital of Rovaniemi in the Arctic Circle. The station was under command of Propagandakompanie 680, which was one of the propaganda units of the Wehrmacht, the German armed forces.

A Finnish language text book meant for German soldiers, printed 1944.

Lapplandsender broadcast entertainment, news and propaganda daily from December 1941. On October 1944, after the Lapland War had broken out between the Germans and the Finns, the station was taken down and moved to Bergen in Western Norway. Shortly afterwards, Rovaniemi was burned to the ground during the course of the Battle of Rovaniemi.

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