Sunday, August 18, 2013

Aug

18

1943

Leningrad – the siege continues as Soviets fight back

German 150 mm artillery piece, near Kursk in 1942.

Despite efforts to black-out everything on the ground, there was bound to be someone who would light a cigarette or use a flashlight that the enemy could spot. Once locating a potential target, the Soviet pilots often cut their engines in order to glide silently over the spot before dropping their bombs on the unsuspecting targets below.