Leningrad: A Captivating Guide to the Siege of Leningrad and Its Impact on World War 2 and the Soviet Union

From the early fall of 1941 until the winter of 1944, the Soviet city of Leningrad (today’s St. Petersburg) was almost completely surrounded by the German forces of Germany and Finland. The siege lasted almost 900 days. It is often referred to as the “900-Day Siege.”

The Soviet Union lost more people than Great Britain (est. 450,000) and the United States (est. 415,000) combined for the entire duration of the war (1.000.000).

Civilians died because of bombs and shells, but from disease, starvation, and suicide as well.

From the early fall of 1941 until the winter of 1944, the Soviet city of Leningrad (today’s St. Petersburg) was almost completely surrounded by the forces of Nazi Germany and Finland. Though the siege lasted just under 900 days, to the citizens of the Soviet Union (and Russia today), this event is referred to as the “900-Day Siege.”

Topics covered

  • Prelude
  • Attack
  • Civilians and Defense
  • The Battlefield
  • Inside the City
  • Aftermath
Details

Paperback, ebook
Imprint: Captivating Guide
Pages: 68
ISBN: 978-1647488512
Published: 24th July 2020

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