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    The women who saved Stalingrad



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    Never Forget
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Wally View Post
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    never heard or seen before! i only knew about the -Night Witches - and the female snipers who tought the German Landsers the word -fear-...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    never heard or seen before! i only knew about the -Night Witches - and the female snipers who tought the German Landsers the word -fear-...
    I read a book about the 1000-day siege of Leningrad. It was unbelievable. There was so little food that one day, they (the little group with the writer) found a carton of shoes. They boiled the shoes, then drank the water, and chewed on the leather, because there is a little protein in shoe leather. And that was a GOOD day for them. They became emaciated from starvation and many did not survive the brutal heatless winters.

    More horrifying than any Stephen King novel I have ever read, and I've read them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheInterocitor View Post
    I read a book about the 1000-day siege of Leningrad. It was unbelievable. There was so little food that one day, they (the little group with the writer) found a carton of shoes. They boiled the shoes, then drank the water, and chewed on the leather, because there is a little protein in shoe leather. And that was a GOOD day for them. They became emaciated from starvation and many did not survive the brutal heatless winters.

    More horrifying than any Stephen King novel I have ever read, and I've read them all.
    Many books have been written about Stalingrad from the Soviet and German perspectives, but for those of you who are English speakers, Anthony Beevor's 'Stalingrad' has to be one of the best books about the the brutality, bravery and resilience shown by the defenders.

    Ps. His 'Berlin' is also worth a read if you are into military history.
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