Descriptions of historical topics offer broader information about military events and individuals who relate to the military heritage locations and stories that are found at that location. The selected topic will help you to find all of the linked locations and stories.

Groups of historical topics:

  • Military events and processes such as battles, sieges, the Kurzeme Cauldron, crises, operations, attacks, liberation, occupation and forcing;
  • Military individuals and personalities:  Colonels, generals, commanders of armies and battle units;
  • Military groups and formations:  Brigades, companies, armies, divisions, battalions, guerrillas, forest brothers, legionnaires, Karelians, Finnish jaegers, garrisons, Latvians in the Russian Empire, Latvian riflemen during World War I, the Northern Boys, the resistance movement;
  • Political groups and public organisations:  Political parties, the first social organisations, Bolsheviks, the National Security Committee, the KGB, the National Council;
  • Political events, regimes and situations:  Proclamation of independence, pacts, peace negotiations and treaties, the Cold War, the Iron Curtain, the arms race, the National Renaissance;
  • Military buildings, complexes, territories and weapons:  Caponiers, barricades, dugouts, wartime railroads, the Military Port, bases, pillboxes, missile and other military bases, fortifications, barriers, coastal defence batteries, missiles;
  • Crimes against individuals and humanity, criminal regimes:  Repressions, genocide, occupation, Holocaust, red terror, the Hitler-Stalin pact, concentration camps, totalitarian regimes;
  • Awards:  The Lāčplēsis War Order, etc.
Military events and processes

Battles, sieges, the Kurzeme Cauldron, crises, operations, attacks, liberation, occupation and forcing

Military individuals and personalities

Colonels, generals, commanders of armies and battle units

Military groups and formations

Brigades, companies, armies, divisions, battalions, guerrillas, forest brethren, legionnaires, Karelians, Jegers, garrisons, Latvians in the Russian Empire, Latvian riflemen during World War I, the Northern Boys, the resistance movement

Political groups and public organisations

Political parties, the first social organisations, Bolsheviks, the National Security Committee, the KGB, the National Council

Political events, regimes and situations

Proclamation of independence, pacts, peace negotiations and treaties, the Cold War, the Iron Curtain, the arms race, the National Renaissance

Military buildings, complexes, territories and weapons

Caponiers, barricades, dugouts, wartime railroads, the Military Port, bases, pillboxes, missile and other military bases, fortifications, barriers, coastal defence batteries, missiles

Crimes against individuals and humanity, criminal regimes

Repressions, genocide, occupation, Holocaust, red terror, the Hitler-Stalin pact, concentration camps, totalitarian regimes

Awards

The Lāčplēsis War Order, etc.