The Siege of Leningrad, 1941-1944: 900 Days of Terror
Nazi Germany's siege of Leningrad is one of world history's epic chapters. For nearly three years, the people of this industrial port city withstood everything the surrounding German Army could throw at them -- and their resistance sounded a crucial death knell for Hitler's ambitions to rule Europe. This compelling narrative explains the increasingly drastic methods employed by the Wehrmacht to reduce the city's defenses and break the morale of its citizens, while also examining Leningrad's political symbolism, the Red Army's frantic counteroffensives, and the hardships faced by Leningraders -- 4,000 citizens starved to death on Christmas Day 1941 alone, for example. Previously unpublished photographs, detailed maps, and firsthand accounts are supplemented by an overview of the roles played by Soviet leaders and the heroism of the city as a whole.
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Review: The Siege of Leningrad: 900 Days of TerrorUser Review - Greg - Goodreads
A good enough read. Its a bit abrupt in places which makes think that it is a cut down version of its big brother the Battle of Leningrad. Will be looking for that though. Read full review