Citizens of Leningrad gathered around an unexploded SC-1000 bomb dropped by the Germans over the city in 1943, 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.
More than one million Soviet civilians and soldiers have perished during the siege.
Book suggestion ⤵️
📖 The 900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad (Harrison E. Salisbury, 1969)