Siege of Leningrad

Anti aircraft Leningrad 1941.JPG
Soviet victory

Nazi Germany W. Ritter von Leeb
Nazi Germany Georg von Küchler
Finland C.G.E. Mannerheim
Finland Erik Heinrichs






The Siege of Leningrad (also known as the Leningrad Blockade and the 900-Day Siege, Russian: Блокада Ленинграда, transliteration: Blokada Leningrada), was a prolonged military blockade undertaken from the south by the Army Group North of Nazi Germany and the Finnish Army in the 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 road to the city was severed. Although the Soviet forces managed to open a narrow land corridor to the city on 18 January 1943, the siege was not lifted until 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 casualties suffered.

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