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Freedom Bought With A High Price Latvia’s independence was a process developing over many years, but the culmination of it was during the World War I. In 1915, the Latvians organized the first Latvian Riflemen battalion to fend off the invasion of the German army.  In total, about 60 000 troops were drafted and fought to retain Latvia’s borders and key areas.   2nd Regiment of Riga Latvian Riflemen, Photo — The Latvian War Museum   True Perseverance In Our Blood The Latvian Riflemen gained their reputation by their ability to keep the front line stable between 1915 until the fall of 1917.  In October of 1916 a special distinction of the Latvian endurance was formed by the 2nd Riga...
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