Siege of Leningrad

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Siege of Leningrad Trip

22-26 August 2018, £1249 plus £45 per night single room supplement, where applicable. Places available.

The Siege of Leningrad, also known as the Leningrad Blockade was a prolonged military blockade undertaken mainly by the German Army Group North against Leningrad in the Eastern Front theatre of World War II. The siege started on 8 September 1941, when the last road to the city was severed. Although the Soviets managed to open a narrow land corridor to the city on 18 January 1943, the siege was only lifted on 27 January 1944, 872 days after it began. It was one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history and possibly the costliest in terms of casualties (nearly 650,000 Russian civilian and the military deaths are well over 1 million Russian and 1/2 million German).

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