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The 70th Anniversary of the lifting of the Siege of Leningrad

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For 872 Days Leningrad was starving to death,people dieing in their homes,workplaces,offices,on the roads and streets and on the battlefield.Was over on that January 27th 1944 Due to Several Soviet offensive operations at the time which began on the January 14th 1944.

 

On this very day the soviets pushed the germans forces 60–100 km away from leningrad which ended this bloody siege.

 

During the siege there were....

 

3,200 residential buildings, 9,000 wooden houses (burned), 840 factories and plants were destroyed in Leningrad and suburbs around the city.

 

Over 1 million Soviet troops died in the siege of Leningrad. 

642,000 Civilians died during the siege.

400,000 Civilians died during evacuations.

 

How much German Troops died during the siege is unknown.

However During Soviet Offensives German troops 140,739+ died to all causes.

 

Now 70 years from the siege marks its 70th Anniversary.

 

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Staggering numbers.

 

WW2 was savage from all countries.

was a desperate struggle on the eastern front for both sides...unimaginable for soldiers and civilians alike.

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Perhaps the single worst siege in history. Hitler never considered accepting a surrender and instead wanted the entire city and its inhabitants destroyed. Things were particularly grim when the Soviet supply lines were cut off: when there no rats left to eat, some people attempted cannibalism.

 

It was like a real-life disaster movie.

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I heard that the tanks simply went over the bodies that were on the ground, that's war, but you got to do what you have to in order to survive.

Edited by Gaz1985

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If Hitler had any sense at all he would not have treated the Russians as 'untermenschen' - at the beginning of operation Barbarosa some of the Russians, fed up with Stalin's harsh regime were welcoming the German troops, though it did take some heat off us in the West.

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If Hitler had any sense at all he would not have treated the Russians as 'untermenschen' - at the beginning of operation Barbarosa some of the Russians, fed up with Stalin's harsh regime were welcoming the German troops, though it did take some heat off us in the West.

Had Hitler never invaded Russia...Britain could never have won the war..even with the USA they still could not have won..but they did and the rest as they say is history.

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Had Hitler never invaded Russia...Britain could never have won the war..even with the USA they still could not have won..but they did and the rest as they say is history.

That's what I meant in a typically English understatement :)

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If the Soviets lost to Germany the in the war then the whole world would be a different place right now.

good thing it didn't happen.

The soviets drove germany to berlin and killed the heart of the monster that Germany was at the time even though the usa and allies helped by attacking Germany in the west because of d day.

wouldn't of changed anything through since germany was put on the defensive after kursk.

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I think the allies helped a tad more than that. For a start let's not forget the Arctic convoys helping to supply Russia with vital supplies and that included the siege of Leningrad. Those convoys sure as hell weren't a walk in the park and they also tied up a fair whack of German shipping.

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I think the allies helped a tad more than that. For a start let's not forget the Arctic convoys helping to supply Russia with vital supplies and that included the siege of Leningrad. Those convoys sure as hell weren't a walk in the park and they also tied up a fair whack of German shipping.

very true..the fact that the allies supplied all of the red army their trucks which other wise would have meant the soviets would have had to rely solely on horses to supply their huge army. Also the allied bombing campaign meant that the Luftwaffe had to keep 75% of its fighter force in the west..which gave the red air force air superiority on the eastern front..which pretty much mean whoever controlled the air held the strategic initiative on the ground. The simple fact of the war in Europe was that the Russians could not win without the allies and the allies could not win without the Russians.

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