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  1. 1. Requiem<br />for Warsaw City <br />
  2. 2. 2 October 1944, ended the uprising in Warsaw.<br /> Act of capitulation was signed in Ożarow near Warsaw. at the headquarters of the SS General Erich von dem Bach. Capitulation came after 63 days of warfare and the exhaustion of all the possibility of a resist. It was the longest polish battle in World War II. The capitulation contract secured to insurgents combatant rights; after a lay down one&apos;s arms AK soldiers have to be transferred to prison camps.Total to slavery got to be about 15 thousand soldiers, including about 2 thousand women and 900 officers.Germany has not agreed at staying the civilian population in Warsaw and began a evacuate even during the fights .<br />More than 650 thousand inhabitants of Warsaw passed through a specially organized for this purpose in Pruszkow camp, from where guided them to forced labor in Germany or to concentration camps.   Almost the day after the capitulation of the uprising and evacuation of civilians, according to plan A. of Hitler, Germany came to the realization of planation of Warsaw to the ground. Special branches had blow up house after house according to plans prepared in advance The consequence of this was 58% of the total destruction of buildings and partly in 17%. Historic buildings have been destroyed in 90% and the communal installations - urban gasworks and communication - in its entirety.<br />
  3. 3. The signing of the capitulation contract in Ozarow near Warsaw <br />From left to right: Col Dipl. Kazimierz Iranek-Osmecki ps. &quot;Makary, Gen. Von dem Bach, <br />Col Dipl. Zygmunt Dobrowolski ps. &quot;Zyndram&quot;<br />
  4. 4. Fragment maps of the destroyed Warsaw, which has been made on the basis<br />of aerial photographs made in the June 1945 year<br />
  5. 5. panorama of the north of Warsaw<br />Main railway station<br />
  6. 6. Destroyed Warsaw, the capital of Poland, January 1945<br />
  7. 7.
  8. 8. Railway bridge at the Citadel (March 1946)<br />
  9. 9. Column of King Sigismund III Vasa - broken down ... <br />
  10. 10. Al. Jerozolimskie /ul. Marszałkowska<br />
  11. 11. Warecki square<br />
  12. 12. on the ruins of the city<br />
  13. 13. expelled residents of Warsaw <br />
  14. 14. the civilian population are leaving Warsaw, 1944<br />
  15. 15. Exiting from Warsaw, 1944<br />
  16. 16. Gen. Tadeusz Komorowski &quot;Bór&quot; on the way to the German captivity<br />
  17. 17. Military prisoners on their way to the transit camp<br />
  18. 18. Nurses from Uprising on their way to captivity<br />
  19. 19. Departure from the transit camp in Pruszkow, 1944<br />
  20. 20. Prisoners of war - the insurgents of Warsaw in hall 7 in Pruszkow<br />
  21. 21. Warsaws insurgents in hall 7 in Pruszkow<br />
  22. 22. Departure for the P.O.W. camp<br />
  23. 23. Departure from the transit camp in Pruszkow, 1944<br />
  24. 24. The camp in Pruszkow - Polish Red Cross distributes bread <br />
  25. 25. Semper Invicta<br />In November 1939, chief commander, General Wladyslaw Sikorski decorated Warsaw with the silver Virtuti Militari Cross. Our capital city is one of the three cities, beside the city of Lviv and Verdun, which as a corporate body, received this a so high-ranking military award.<br />The Council of Warsaw, in vote from 29 July 2004 decided decorate Warsaw Mermaid with Militari Order Virtuti. This crest has add splendour to ceremony of high-ranking<br />Music - W. A. Mozart Requiem Lacrimosa<br />Images from web pages has chosen - Anna<br />