Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

To Besiege a City: Leningrad 1941-42

28 September 2023, 1.00pm

'To Besiege a City' book cover
'To Besiege a City' book cover
'To Besiege a City' book cover
28 September 2023, 1.00pm

To Besiege a City: Leningrad 1941-42

Prit Buttar reveals what it was like to live through the early months of the infamous Siege of Leningrad.
 £10.00 (Concessions: £8.00)

 Box office

 You can also book by calling 0131 226 0014.

 The box office is open Mon – Fri, 10.00am – 6.00pm.

 Check our Festival FAQs for more information.

 Ticket deal

 Save 20% when you book three of more events.

 Tickets must be purchased in the same transaction.

 The offer does not apply to free events.

About the event

In September 1941, the city of Leningrad was besieged by German forces. It would become one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history, lasting until January 1944.

The siege would come at a huge cost to the Red Army and the civilian population, as Soviet forces tried again and again to break the German lines.

Prit Buttar draws on never-before-published accounts from Soviet and German soldiers to tell the story of what life was like for the people trapped inside Leningrad in the midst of the Second World War.

About the speaker

Prit Buttar studied Medicine at Oxford and London before joining the British Army as a doctor. After leaving the Army, he worked as a GP and has been extensively involved in medical politics at both a local and national level.

He is also an avid military historian and has written 12 books focusing on the Eastern Front in both the First and Second World Wars.

Prit Buttar
Prit Buttar

 Venue information

 Check our Venues page to find out where we are, how to get here and what facilities are available on site.


28 September 2023
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:


National Army Museum (Foyle 1)
Royal Hospital Road
London, SW3 4HT United Kingdom