The Siege of Leningrad was one of the worst sieges to happen in history. Also known as the Leningrad Blockade this siege happened in the city we call Saint Petersburg today and was conducted by the German army during world war 2.
It started on September 8th, 1941 when all transport routes were cut off through the German Blitzkrieg of the Soviet Union meaning that no people or supplies such as food and fuel could make it into Leningrad. For a brief period, a passageway was made by the Soviets on 18th January 1943 to provide sustenance but it was not enough and when the blockage was finally over on 27th January 1944 more than 1 million people had perished. It was easily one of the, if not the worst loss of civilian life during World War 2.
In this Siege of Leningrad documentary, Tim Pigott-Smith tells that story in detail.