Daily Archives: November 22, 2011

First trucks roll across ‘Road of Life’ to besieged Leningrad 70 years ago today (1941)


Video: Trucks cross Ladoga (at 7:31)

(Saturday, November 22, 1941) — A convoy of 60 trucks set off across the ice road known as the Road of Life over Lake Ladoga today with 33 tons of flour for the besieged city of Leningrad, threatened by starvation on the Eastern Front of World War II. Continue reading First trucks roll across ‘Road of Life’ to besieged Leningrad 70 years ago today (1941)