The Siege of St. Petersburg (The Leningrad Blockade) was one of the most brutal acts in WWII--Germans & Finns choked off the city for over 800 days--many starved and froze to death--survivors resorted to desperate measures for warmth and food. This seems to be a background event in WWII, but it was one of the most destructive, strategic, complicated, and lethal blockades in history and many people don't know about it. I learned of it reading City of Thieves by Davi Benioff.

Soviet ski troops by the Hermitage Museum during the Siege of Leningrad.

14th C. depiction of King Charles the Simple giving his daughter Gisella in marriage to Rollo, Earl of Normandy

Rollo, Viking Count of Normandy. image: Fourteenth century depiction of Charles the Simple giving his daughter to Rollo

Jadotville / The Siege of Jadotville (2016, Richie Smyth) - Jamie Dornan, Jason O'Mara, Mark Strong.

Jamie Dornan Life: 'Siege at Jadotville' Movie Tie-In Book Cover + Pr.

rainbow six siege  dokkaebi and vigil

rainbow six siege dokkaebi and vigil

Photo by James Cook, [Dennis Banks, Russell Means, and Clyde Bellecourt during the Siege at Wounded Knee, South Dakota], March 1973

Russell Means, 1939-2012

Dennis Banks, Russell Means, and Clyde Bellecourt during the Siege at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, March 1973 by James Cook

The siege of Leningrad  started on 8 September 1941, when the last land connection to the city was severed, and lasted until 27 January 1944 -- 872 days after it began. It was one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history and overwhelmingly the most costly in terms of casualties. By the end of the siege, some 632,000 people are thought to have died with nearly 4,000 people from Leningrad starving to death on Christmas Day, 1941.

The city of LENINGRAD BLOCKADE.During the blockade on Leningrad fell 150 thousand shells and 15 thousand bombs

Vigil (Rainbow Six: Siege) by GreenFireArtist

Vigil (Rainbow Six: Siege) by GreenFireArtist

A starving man holds his daily ration of bread.  The siege of Leningrad, 1941-1944  World War 2

A starving man holds his daily ration of bread. The siege of Leningrad (Soviet Union), World War 2

Rob Kaz - The Seige - original oil on canvas painting

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Baby Autositz Decke DIY

Genius DIY: Baby car seat blanket Clever idea to remember for next time! Gifts for baby showers

The Field Armor of King Henry VIII of England    “This impressive armor was made for Henry VIII (r. 1509–47) towards the end of his life when he was overweight and crippled with gout. Constructed for use on horse and on foot it was probably worn by the king during his last military campaign, the siege of Boulogne in 1544.”

Shared by atariferrari. Large Compilation--Armor/Armour, mostly Century Gothic and Italian Made

Rainbow Six Siege Characters Ela #Displate artwork by artist "TraXim". Part of a 33-piece set featuring artwork based on characters from the popular Rainbow Six video game. £37 / $49 per poster (Regular size), £74 / $98 per poster (Large size) #RainbowSix #RainbowSixSiege #TomClancy #TomClancysRainbowSix #Rainbow6 #Rainbow6Siege #TomClancysRainbow6 #Ubisoft

Rainbow Six Siege Characters Ela #Displate artwork by artist "TraXim". Part of a 33-piece set featuring artwork based on characters from the popular Rainbow Six video game. £37 / $49 per poster (Regular size), £74 / $98 per poster (Large size) #RainbowSix #RainbowSixSiege #TomClancy #TomClancysRainbowSix #Rainbow6 #Rainbow6Siege #TomClancysRainbow6 #Ubisoft

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