German military cemetery in Narva in 1944

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​According to the German War Graves Association, 35,000 German soldiers were killed on Estonian territory, and a further 10,000 or so prisoners of war subsequently died in forced-labour camps. A large number of graves are unmarked or were obliterated by the Soviet regime. The bitterly-fought battles waged on Estonian territory are today remembered by many partly restored military cemeteries, where Germans, Russians, Estonians, and dozens of other nationalities fighting in the uniforms of the two great powers, are buried.