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The End of Warsaw Uprising

After 63 days the Warsaw Uprising ended leaving the city in rubble.The battle took a toll of circa 130-150 thousand civilian lives. Today we commemorate their loss.

The Warsaw Uprising (Polish: Powstanie Warszawskie) of 1944 (1st August- 2 October) was a major World War II operation by the Polish resistance Home Army (Polish: Armia Krajowa) to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany. The Uprising 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 and did not support the Polish fighters, enabling the Germans to regroup and demolish the city while defeating the Polish resistance, which fought for 63 days with little outside support. You can find here probably the 1st film about the Warsaw Uprising made of original archive materials:http://warsawrising-thefilm.com/the-film/

See also: the trailer here:


See also:

The Warsaw Uprising: Polish Heroes


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