The 900-day siege of the Soviet city of Leningrad by the combined forces of the Germans and the Finns is one of the most remarkable episodes of World War II. Rarely has the story of the siege been told through graphic wartime photographs like those Nik Cornish has collected for Leningrad: Hero City. Many of these images have not been published before, and they offer unflinching insight into the siege as it was experienced by the soldiers and by the civilians trapped in the city who were threatened by starvation, disease, shelling, and assault. Covering the entire course of the siege—from the encirclement of September 1941 through the lifting of the siege in January 1944—here is a remarkable portrait of an epic struggle.
Softcover Book : 128 pages
Publisher: Pen & Sword Ltd. ( November 11, 2011 )
Item #: 13-527463
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.5 inches
Product Weight: 13.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)