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John Barber tells the story of the 900-day siege of Leningrad, one of the turning points of the Second World War, with contributions from people who lived through those awful times. The German advance into Russia was halted, and the city's struggle became a national symbol of survival and resistance. But the cost was terrible: at least a million people died in the city from 1941 to 1944, far more than in any other city in the history of war.