• Leningrad

  • A Captivating Guide to the Siege of Leningrad and Its Impact on World War 2 and the Soviet Union
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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If you want to discover the captivating history of the Siege of Leningrad, then pay attention...

From the early fall of 1941 until the winter of 1944, the Soviet city of Leningrad (today’s St. Petersburg) was almost completely surrounded by the forces of Nazi Germany and Finland. Though the siege lasted just under 900 days, to the citizens of the Soviet Union (and Russia today), this event is referred to as the “900-Day Siege”.

In those 900 days, the losses sustained by the Soviet Union were greater than the losses of Great Britain (est. 450,000) and the United States (est. 415,000) combined for the entire duration of the war. The losses in Leningrad (both civilian and military) amounted to over one million deaths, according to American military historian David Glantz. Other estimates reach the same general conclusion.

These one million victims of the Nazi siege did not only fall to Nazi bullets, bombs, and shells. The men, women, and children of Leningrad died in a variety of other ways as well, most of them exceedingly unpleasant, such as disease, starvation, and suicide. And, despite the propaganda from both sides, Russians are just as susceptible to cold weather as anyone else, especially when fuel runs out and there is not enough adequate clothing to go around.

In The Siege of Leningrad: A Captivating Guide to the Siege of Leningrad and Its Impact on World War 2 and the Soviet Union, you will discover topics such as:

  • Before the siege
  • Horror approaches
  • Attack
  • Civilians and defense
  • The battlefield
  • Inside the city
  • Stalin returns to his old methods
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to learn more about the Siege of Leningrad, buy this book today!
 

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A key battle in World War II.

This is a great work about the siege of Leningrad. The German and Finnish forces investing in this center committed war crimes by trying to starve this city of two million. The Russian Communist authorities also showed poor planning when trying to maintain the food stocks and fighting capabilities of the Army defending the city. The Russian commoners of the city were the victims of this poor management by the Communist officials and they were denied life-saving food and medicine.

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seige of Lenengrad

Michael Jones composes a clear, well documented, account of the siege, He tells of courage, cowardice, ineptitude, compassion, and self-indulgence brought on by hunger The work has illustrations, maps, an excellent timeline, notes, and a bibliography. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to understand what happened on the Eastern Front during the Great Patriotic War.

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The Siege of Leningrad

If you're interested or curious about the importance of the siege of Leningrad and how it became such an important battle for the Soviets, this is a good audible to start with. I took several Russian history/WWII classes in college and am familiar with much of the information presented here. But the work is worth a look!

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A story of survival

Leningrad was the jewel of the empire, a cultural center and former capital of Russia. But in WW2 it became a battleground, a focus of the Nazi Operation Barbarossa. It became a multi-year siege (a siege is a military tactic to take a fortified stronghold by surrounding it, forming off supplies, and starving it into capitulating.

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The Effects Of Leningrad Being Surrounded.

This excellent audible tells about how the Nazis almost surrounded the city of Leningrad. As the work shows, the people of Leningrad did not only have military losses, but there were also civilian losses of starvation and disease. This work shows how the limited resources of the Russians in this crisis affected the Russians and the Allies with the after-effects during World War II.

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Excellent Comprehensive

Captivating History made this work so much more powerful by highlighting the suffering of the noncombatants of Leningrad. This is the story of 900 days of suffering, said in concise, but robust terms. The audible starts by giving a short overview of the city of Leningrad and its value to the Russian people.

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The Siege: Leningrad’s True Greatest Victory

Though the siege lasted 847 days, just below 900 days, it was still regarded as a “holy war” to Leningrad. Citizens, honorable, brave, and powerful, were the epitome of the Soviet Union (and Russia today), by all accounts. This event is refer the “900-Day Siege” and was never to be forgotten for all future generations to come and the deceased are honored every year by the parades in Russia.

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The Death and Life of Leningrad

Anna Reid (1965-present) wrote solid account of the German siege of Siege of Leningrad:1941-1944. Reid started her book similar to Harrison Salisbury's book titled THE 900 DAYS. Reid's book is filled with poignant quotes and memoirs of the survivors and those who died. Reid gave the suffering detailed descriptions which should attract the attention of sensible, and sensitive readers.

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  • 12-02-20

Hunger as a weapon

For anyone who requires to know why the USSR lost 27 million people in World War II, the siege of Leningrad is necessary.

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  • Huong Lymon
  • 12-02-20

Chock-full of lengthened quotes from diaries and m

Chock-full of lengthened quotes from diaries and memoirs of everyday people, plus lots about the impulses and orders and actions of Stalin and Hitler that led to the disaster.

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  • Niki Ruffing
  • 12-02-20

Beyond imagining.

I would suggest this book to anyone who has an interest in history, military history in special, and who would like an insight into what true misery must be like.

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  • Bryanna Thurber
  • 12-02-20

A moving and powerful

This audiobook was detailed, moving, and powerful. The flexibility of the citizens during the siege deserves great respect. Must audio if you are taken in the history of WW2

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  • Candice Crayton
  • 12-02-20

arrative history of Leningrad's siege

Kursk were all more powerful that way) but was very important at the human scale. I'd suggest the AUDIObook for all world war II practitioners who normally focus on the political or military side of effects.

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  • Riva Malachi
  • 12-02-20

A Captivating Guide

It is a very sad story but requires to be learned - about what happens to people in extreme circumstances. Each of us should consider himself liable for similar results.