Leningrad, 1943 : Inside a City Under Siege
by Alexander Werth, Nicolas Werth
Editor: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
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The siege of Leningrad bears witness to the most powerful of the incommensurable cruelty and horror of the Second World WarFrom 1941 to 1945, the Eastern Front was the scene of some of the most bloody atrocities of the war and the city of Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, proved to be a decisive point in the conflict.German politics was resolutely determined to redesign the map of Europe, annihilate the Soviet Union and give large areas of territory to Finland.Thanks to Hitler’s ambition to completely eliminate the city and its entire population, it was judged that the most effective method of invading the city to subjugate and bombard the city was the most effective method of invasion.After 872 days of aggression and half a million people perished, mainly from famine.As the only British correspondent to have been in Leningrad during the blockade, Alexander Werth’s eyewitness account presents a poignant perspective on the savagery and destruction caused by the Nazis against the city’s civilian population.His writing evokes images of terror – the oil bombing of children’s hospitals, famines and cannibalism – with a rich and sophisticated commentary on the internal politics of Soviet party leaders, soldiers and fighters of the civil resistance.It is an authoritative historical document and a journalistic retelling of the immense sadness, sorrow and futility of the war of the twentieth century, it is an invaluable look at one of the greatest loss of human life in history.
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