Siege of Leningrad
The Siege of Leningrad, also known as the Leningrad Blockade was a prolonged military operation undertaken by the German Army Group North against Leningrad—historically and currently known as Saint Petersburg—in the Eastern Front theatre of World War II. The siege started on 8 September 1941, when the last land connection to the city was severed. Although the Soviets managed to open a narrow land corridor to the city on 18 January 1943, lifting of the siege took place on 27 January 1944, 872 days after it began. It was one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history and overwhelmingly the most costly in terms of casualties.Read more at Wikipedia
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No country suffered more, during the second world war, than the Soviet Union. As the Germans invade, the Soviets execute a planned, mass evacation from the West to the East. The Germans cut Leningrad off from the rest of the country, but the siege is not successful even though food supplies are so low. The Soviets need a second, European front in order to take some of the pressure off, but the Allies are not yet ready. The Russians counter attack and drive the Germans back out of Russia.
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On attacking Leningrad the Germans cut off the food supply to the city and wait for the Red Army to starve. Kate Davis ,an English journalist, is stranded in Leningrad unable to get out due to the fact that her father is an enemy of the Russian state. She has to endure the winter with worsening rations.