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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta MOT Cities (it ivar The city of Uningrod survived the longest and most brutal siege in theory that no modern city cjuld survive for more than a few months modern history during the Second World War. For 900 days It defied the without electricity, sewage disposal or food brought in from the outside. LENINGRAD: Where victory meant survival MID-CITY MEANS MONEY AT REASONABLE RATES HefflNwiwr tans from to or IOANS MADE QUICKLY AND CONFIDENTIALLY IN THI PRIVACY OP YOUR HOMI PAST SAM! DAY SIRVICI Also to (Or More) FIRST MORTGAGE FUNDS Available for Pour-pfexw, Commercial, etc. at Call 329-0556 for full particulars ami Weekends 320-OOOS more NORMAN J. OIESBRECHT MID-CITY MORTGAGE CO. LTD. 1265 3rd Ave. Altorta The city of Leningrad sur- rivcd the longest and most bru- al seige in modern history. For nine hundred days it de- led the theory that no mod- ern city could survive for more than a few months without electricity, sewage disposal or lood brought in from the out- side. The results of the bambard- ment were horrifying one million people died out of a of three million. The two million survived part- ly because they believed pas- sionately in what they were fighting for. Victory meant not only per- sonal survival, but also the sur- vival of the whole ideal of Rus- sian advancement and achieve- ment. On Sunday, July 29, CTV pre- sents "Cities At War Lenin- a fttm documentary showing the effects of the 900- day siege on the citizens of the Soviet City. FROZEN ICE The only place where there was a break in the chain of German artillery was Lake La- Doga. During the winter of 1941 the citizens of Leningrad built 'the road of life' stretching for 200 miles across the frozen ice. The trucks that crossed this wilderness were continuously" tombed, strafed and sent to the bottom. But, the 'road' was not enough to feed the city so Len- ingrad scientists invented edi- ble materials bread from sawdust and cellulose, soup from carpenters glue and workers ate oil from their machines. RATION CARDS Many people hid the bodies of their relatives to keep the ration cards, for without them they often had nothing. When someone died, rela- tives would often dump the body on the street or on the edge of the city, simply be- cause they didn't have strength to puU the deceased to the cemetery. In January, IMS, when the first Russian soldiers got through to those inside the city, the battered factories of Lenin- grad were producing enough arms to supply the needs of the soldiers fighting in the defense of the dty and also enough to help other Russian armies. The music used in the pro- gram includes Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 (The Lenin- which the composer wrote when he was one of those who suffered through the nine hundred days. R.W.Y. UPHOLSTERING PHONI 321-5257 ANYTIM1 ;