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The best pictures of the Siege of Leningrad

Posted in Best pictures, Communism, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, War, World War 2 on Monday, 31 August 2015

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The best pictures of this terrible siege show scenes from what remains one of the greatest war crimes against a civilian population during wartime. The Siege of Leningrad lasted from September 1941 to January 1944 and claimed well over two million lives.
The first picture shows the German army fighting the Soviet army in Leningrad.

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The German army fighting the Soviet army in the Peterhof Gardens in Leningrad, October 1941 by Achille Beltrame

The second picture shows a train bringing relief to the besieged city of Leningrad.

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A Russian train brings supplies to Leningrad after two years of siege in World War II

The third picture shows German prisoners taken by the Red Army.

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The frostbitten survivors amongst the German troops who laid siege to Leningrad eventually surrendered to the Russians

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