On this day: the annexation of Latvia

The Soviet Union annexed Latvia on the 5th of August, 1940, forcing them to join the USSR. Germany was the only Western nation to recognise the annexation.

X

800px-Riga_1940_Soviet_ArmyA Soviet BT Tank with a truck and troops in the centre of Riga, 1940.

Advertisements

One thought on “On this day: the annexation of Latvia

  1. […] Source: On this day: the annexation of Latvia | In Times Gone By… […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s