Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Following its commencement on September 8, 1941, the Nazis' prolonged military siege on Stalingrad, USSR gradually evolved into one of the most devastating calamities of World War II - one that lasted a whopping 890 days (or 2 1/2 years) and claimed untoward numbers of lives. The endless misery and seemingly limitless suffering that it wrought also served as a reflection on the horrible conditions that characterized the Eastern Front as a whole. This documentary program - an episode of the series Battlefield - takes viewers into the Leningrad siege, discussing the various phases of it, the military maneuvers that belied it, the commanders who oversaw it, the historical situation that preceded and succeeded it, and much more.
battle [war], military, siege, war