That Shock Army that Broke the Most Brutal Siege of WW2

Brutal Siege of WW2

The fighting at Leningrad was relentless, and the city was completely cut off from the outside world due to an effective German and Finnish encirclement in late 1942. Moreover, the Soviet civilians and soldiers were starving and had no more ammunition or war assets. Most of the populace would have to endure the harsh winters and the brutal close-quarters combat until help arrived. If it ever came. Under these extreme circumstances, the Soviet Army launched Operation Iskra in January of 1943 to break through the German encirclement and relieve the city with valuable supplies. The fate of Leningrad and its people now depended on the success of this desperate operation…

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