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Today in World War II History—September 8, 1941

Soviet soldiers in the trenches on the Leningrad Front before an offensive, 1 Sept 1941 (RIA Novosti archive, image #58228 / Vsevolod Tarasevich / CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Soviet soldiers in the trenches on the Leningrad Front before an offensive, 1 Sept 1941 (RIA Novosti archive, image #58228 / Vsevolod Tarasevich / CC-BY-SA 3.0)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 8, 1941: Siege of Leningrad begins as Germans completely surround the city; the siege will last 872 days.