NATO: How Estonia would defend itself if Russia invaded | ACCESS
BFBS Creative join the largest ever mobilisation of Estonian Defence Forces, to test how the nation would respond if invaded. We follow troops from the Royal Tank Regiment Battlegroup, the Royal Welsh Battlegroup and their allies as they exercise among members of the public, simulating what it could be like if this was for real.
Estonia forms part of the North Eastern edge of Europe. All males are mandated to conduct military training as part of the national service, many women do too.
Conscription and military exercising is done for a good reason. Russia has invaded and occupied Estonia numerous times. It was occupied by Russia at the beginning of WW2 before being fought over and occupied by the Nazis. By the end of the war it had been retaken to form part of the Soviet Union at the end of the war.
Estonia is part of NATO and there is a an international battlegroup of NATO troops, led by the British, but with allies from the Danish and French military alongside them.