Warsaw uprising. 1 August – 3 October 1944.

The Warsaw Uprising was an armed operation to liberate Warsaw from Germany by the Polish resistance Home Army. The rebellion was timed to coincide with the Soviet Union's Red Army approaching the eastern suburbs of the city and the retreat of German forces. However, the Soviet advance stopped short, enabling the Germans to regroup and demolish the city while defeating the Polish resistance, which fought for 63 days with little outside support. The Uprising was the largest single military effort taken by any European resistance movement during World War II.  During the two-month Polish army lost 16000 dead and missing, 20000 wounded and 15000 captured. As a result of air raids, artillery fire, severe living conditions and massacres arranged by German troops, they killed 150000 to 200000 civilian residents of the capital. Most of the building left-bank Warsaw, including hundreds of priceless artifacts and objects of great cultural and spiritual values​​ was destroyed. Wikipedia.

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Title: Warsaw. Publisher:Place of publisching:Date: 1944. Language: english Description: color; 28x29cm, scale 1:50000. Central meridian: Greenwich.

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Check also new (2014) polish movie trailers based on warsaw uprising:
"Warsaw uprising" ("Powstanie Warszawskie") – based on authentic recordings from this period that have been restored, colored and accompanied by sound.
"City 44" ("Miasto 44") – fabular

 

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