Excerpt from “Militaarne Hiiumaa” appended with additional details

Osmussaar Massacre

The Estonian crew of Estonian steamer Alf, who carried equipment for Osmussaare Soviet beach batteries and island garrison, were kept ashore in September, to help the island's garrison. On September 22, the steamer Alf was destroyed by German cannon fire, its crew stayed on the island along with another Estonian steamers Vohis crew. Prior to the evacuation of the Soviet Garrison, 7 Estonian sailors were massacred. Three Estonian sailors survived. Learn about how this story unfolded and the unbelievable sequence of events that followed, from Estonia to Sweden, as described by one of the remaining seamen in this riveting documentary tale of survival and incredible bravery.