October 1 OUi, 1U4I The War Illustrated 171 Armoured Trains Help to Defend Leningrad On look-out for Stukas, the commander of a Soviet armoured train scans the horizon on his way up to the battle-front on the outskirts of Leningrad. On the aright, Nazi soldier beside a Soviet arm oured train captured from the Russians. A bomb placed in the tender had made it unusable. The defence of Leningrad, one of the greatest military feats in history, is the result of a combination of mechanical power and the fanatical courage of the Soviet troops and citizens resolved to die rather than surrender. How many Nazis have been killed in this inferno will never be ‘known, but whatever happens to Leningrad now, her splendid fighting defiance will have materially helped to destroy the power of Hitlerism. Pholos, British Official: Crown Copyright Planet News, WorldWide Soviet armoured train, typical of many that are being used to smash the Nazi divisions trying to capture Leningrad. Beneath, in the circle, the commander of an armoured train examining ‘Nazi uniforms and colours draped beside the railway line. They were found in a German armoured car which had been abandoned by the crew.