Napue Battle Monument

Storkyro, Finland

The battle of Napue (in Isokyrö) in between a Swedish and a Russian army, as part of the Great Northern War (1714). The Swedish force, consisting almost entirely of Finnish troops, was destroyed by the numerically superior Russian force. As a result, all of Finland сame under Russian military occupation for the rest of the war, a period of hardship known in Finland as the Greater Wrath. The memorial was erected by Matti Björklund-Visanti in 1920.

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Founded: 1920
Category: Statues in Finland
Historical period: Independency (Finland)

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