Estonian War of Independence 100: Armoured train begins its journey from KehraPublished: 04.01.2019

Today, 4 January marks the beginning of the journey of the armoured train No. 7 Wabadus. On 4 January 2019, an exhibition tour of the train – the Journey of the Armoured Train Wabadus – will start on the historic route from Kehra to Valga, which was a frontline in the Estonian War of Independence (1918-1920).

'The armoured train No. 7 Wabadus and its exhibition will begin its journey from Kehra,' said Margus Kasterpalu, Head of Major Events of Estonia 100 Organising Committee. 'The journey of the armoured train is only a fraction of events that commemorate the centenary of Estonian War of Independence,' Kasterpalu added. 

According to the director of Estonian War Museum Hellar Lill, the armoured train is one of the most important symbols of the Estonian War of Independence, that has not gained enough attention up to now. After covering the war frontline, the armoured train will tour the railroads of Estonia from 1 February until the end of the year. 

The journey of the armoured train is part of the series of events in January 2019, which commemorate 100 years from Estonian War of Independence. Several reenactment battles, hikes and ceremonies take place, see all events here: www.ev100.ee/en

Timetable of the armoured train in January 2019:

4- 5 January – Kehra
6 January – Lahinguvälja
6- 8 January – Aegviidu
9-10 January – Tapa
11-12 January – Jõgeva
13 January – Kaarepere
14-16 January – Tartu
17-24 January – Elva
25- 27 January – Puka
28- 30 January – Sangaste
31 January – Valga

 

The armoured train No. 7 Wabadus came to life with the support from Estonia 100 Organising Committee, Estonian War Museum and Operal. The journey of the armoured train is supported by Estonian Railways Ltd., Estonian Defence Forces and local governments. 

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