Battle of Laagna

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Battle of Laagna
Part of the Estonian War of Independence
Date January 18, 1919
Location Laagna, Estonia
Result Estonian victory
Belligerents
Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia
Flag of Finland.svg Finnish volunteers
Flag of the Russian SFSR (1918-1920).svg Soviet Russia
Commanders and leaders
Flag of Estonia.svg Flag of the Russian SFSR (1918-1920).svg
Strength
220 men ? men
Casualties and losses
4 dead
21 wounded
3 captured
?

Battle of Laagna (Estonian: Laagna lahing; January 18, 1919) took place in Laagna, Estonia, during the Estonian War of Independence with Estonian mariners and Finnish volunteers against the Red Army.

In the morning the Estonians and Finns took Laagna village with a surprise attack and pushed the Red Army out. Against the Estonian mariners and Finnish volunteers (220 men altogether) were two regiments of Red Army infantry, two armored trains and some cavalry. The Russians repeatedly attacked the Estonian and Finnish positions with armored trains but were unable to capture Laagna and were driven back with heavy losses. The Estonian Mariners and Finns lost four troops killed, 21 wounded and three captured.

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