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Newly discovered diaries reveal the horror of the Nazi siege of Leningrad where cannibalism was rampant and women sold their bodies as 800,000 lost their lives
The Battle of Leningrad was one of the longest and deadliest sieges in history
Now new diary archives reveal the horror of the siege where 800,000 died
Civilians endured the extremes of cold, hunger and constant bombardment
Cannibalism became common as emaciated men and women battled to survive
The siege lasted a grueling 872 days, from 1941 through to 1944