An old Russian lady sobbing among ruins during the siege of Leningrad.
The blockade and encirclement of Leningrad was one of the longest and most horrific sieges in history, lasting 872 days between September 8th 1941 and January 27th 1944, when the weakened Axis forces were expelled by the Soviet Leningrad-Novgorod Offensive after a two week battle.
Book suggestions ⤵️
📖 Leningrad: A History From Beginning to End (Hourly History, 2017)
📖 The 900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad (Harrison E. Salisbury, 1969)