The Siege

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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.

0120010910

By Helen Dunmore.

The story of a family caught in the struggle to survive the siege of Leningrad in 1942.

Read by Sara Kestelman and abridged by Sally Marmion (1/10).

0220010911

By Helen Dunmore.

The story of a family caught in the struggle to survive the siege of Leningrad in 1942.

Read by Sara Kestelman and abridged by Sally Marmion (2/10).

0320010912

By Helen Dunmore.

Leningrad, 1942: as refugees flood the city, Anna receives an unwelcome guest.

Read by Sara Kestelman and abridged by Sally Marmion (3/10).

0420010913

By Helen Dunmore.

Leningrad, 1942: the German encirclement is tightening.

Read by Sara Kestelman and abridged by Sally Marmion (4/10).

0520010914

By Helen Dunmore.

The story of a family caught in the struggle to survive the siege of Leningrad in 1942.

With food supplies running low, Anna takes a risk.

Read by Sara Kestelman and abridged by Sally Marmion (5/10).

0620010917

By Helen Dunmore.

The story of a family caught in the struggle to survive the siege of Leningrad in 1942.

Read by Sara Kestelman and abridged by Sally Marmion (6/10).

0720010918

By Helen Dunmore.

The story of a family caught in the struggle to survive the siege of Leningrad in 1942.

The cold deepens and hunger bites.

Read by Sara Kestelman (7/10).

0820010919

By Helen Dunmore.

The story of a family caught in the struggle to survive the siege of Leningrad in 1942.

So little wood, so little food.

Read by Sara Kestelman (8/10).

0920010920

By Helen Dunmore.

The story of a family caught in the struggle to survive the siege of Leningrad in 1942.

Desperate times mean desperate measures.

Read by Sara Kestelman (9/10).

10 LAST20010921

By Helen Dunmore.

The story of a family caught in the struggle to survive the siege of Leningrad.

January 1943 - the darkest hour.