Leningrad Under Siege: First-Hand Accounts of the Ordeal

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Leningrad was under siege for almost three years, and the first winter of that siege was one of the coldest on record. The Russians had been taken by surprise by the Germans' sudden onslaught in June 1941.This book tells the story of that long, bitter siege in the words of those who were there. It vividly describes how ordinary Leningraders struggled to stay alive and to defend their beloved city in the most appalling conditions. They were bombed, shelled, starved and frozen. They dug tank-traps and trenches, built shelters ...

Leningrad Under Siege: First-Hand Accounts of the Ordeal 2007, Pen & Sword Books

ISBN-13: 9781844154586

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