Harvest during a siege

Harvest during a siege

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Caption: Siege farming. Workers harvesting cabbages grown in a city square during the siege of Leningrad in 1942. The city was besieged by German forces for 872 days from 8 September 1941. Over 1 million troops and 1 million civilian casualties were suffered before the siege was lifted on 27 January 1944.

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