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Leningrad : state of siege

Author: Michael K Jones
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes life in the Russian city of Leningrad during World War II.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael K Jones
ISBN: 9780465011537 0465011535 9780719569227 0719569222 9780719569326 071956932X 9780465020355 0465020356
OCLC Number: 237004692
Notes: "Published in Great Britain in 2008 by John Murray"--Title page verso.
Description: xxii, 322 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Timeline --
Bread rations --
"An almost scientific method" : the German advance --
"The biggest bag of shit in the Army" : attempts to defend --
The butcher's hook : ordinary civilians' experience --
The noose : the blockade is not broken --
Elena's sketchbook : the emerging horror --
The abortionist : the onset of mass starvation --
One black beret : the authorities lose control --
The road of life : keeping hope alive --
The symphony : finding the will to survive --
Operation Spark : the military breakthrough --
Something necessary : the siege is lifted --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Michael Jones.
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During the 900-day siege of Leningrad, the German High Command deliberately planned to eradicate the city's population through starvation. By the time the siege ended in January 1944, more than a  Read more...

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