BATTLE OF RUSSIA: A Million Have Died

Sorrow for Stalingrad tempered Russia's somber pride in Leningrad. The tsar-made city on the Baltic, entering its second year of siege, presented to Russia and the world an epic of agony and heroism which in its duration and sustained intensity exceeded even the siege of Sevastopol.

One year ago, Field Marshal Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb threw three armies around the city. He failed to take it by storm. He then settled down to reduce it by attrition. Early in the siege, warehouses chocked with food enough for three years were destroyed by German bombers. The air was acrid with burning wheat....

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