1944
On July 27th
German Governor
of occupied Warsaw issued an
order for 100,000 men and
women to report for work on
fortificat...
Expecting reprisals,
defiance was punishable by
death, Polish underground
leaders ordered a
mobilization of all Home
Army ...
By the end of July the mobilization of thousands
of young men and women was hard, if not
impossible, to conceal. On August...
While enthusiastic, in the beginning the
insurgents were poorly armed. Most of
their weapons were handguns.
In the first 4 days they seized major German
arsenal but failed to capture many important heavily
fortified military asset...
Polish Boy &
Girl Scouts
joined the fight.
German forces used heavy
artillery and an air force.
Soldiers of
Home Army
Poland's "greatest
generation"
Unable to defeat the
insurgents special
SS units started to
go home to home
killing all inhabitants
regardless of age or
s...
Total and ...
… indiscriminate destruction
Capitulation – after 63 days Polish
forces have run out of ammunition
and food.
After capitulation the entire civilian population of
Warsaw was expelled from the city and sent to a
labour or concentrati...
German casualties:
7,000 – 9,000 KIA
7,000 MIA
310 TANKS
340 TRUCKS
Polish casualties:
Insurgents:
10,000 KIA
6,000 MIA
15,000 POW
Civilians:
150,000 – 200,000 KILLED
700,000 EXPELLED
For more information
please visit:
WARSAW RISING OF 1944
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The Warsaw Uprising was a major World War II operation by the Polish resistance Home Army
to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany. 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.

It stared on August 1st 1944.
When it ended 150,000 - 200,000 W\Varsovians were dead and whole city lied in ruins.

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  1. 1. 1944
  2. 2. On July 27th German Governor of occupied Warsaw issued an order for 100,000 men and women to report for work on fortifications to stop advancing Soviet troops. Nobody came.
  3. 3. Expecting reprisals, defiance was punishable by death, Polish underground leaders ordered a mobilization of all Home Army (resistance) forces, 20,000 men and women.
  4. 4. By the end of July the mobilization of thousands of young men and women was hard, if not impossible, to conceal. On August 1st at 5:00 pm. the orders were given to start the uprising.
  5. 5. While enthusiastic, in the beginning the insurgents were poorly armed. Most of their weapons were handguns.
  6. 6. In the first 4 days they seized major German arsenal but failed to capture many important heavily fortified military assets.
  7. 7. Polish Boy & Girl Scouts joined the fight.
  8. 8. German forces used heavy artillery and an air force.
  9. 9. Soldiers of Home Army
  10. 10. Poland's "greatest generation"
  11. 11. Unable to defeat the insurgents special SS units started to go home to home killing all inhabitants regardless of age or sex.
  12. 12. Total and ...
  13. 13. … indiscriminate destruction
  14. 14. Capitulation – after 63 days Polish forces have run out of ammunition and food.
  15. 15. After capitulation the entire civilian population of Warsaw was expelled from the city and sent to a labour or concentration camps (including Auschwitz and Mauthausen).
  16. 16. German casualties: 7,000 – 9,000 KIA 7,000 MIA 310 TANKS 340 TRUCKS
  17. 17. Polish casualties: Insurgents: 10,000 KIA 6,000 MIA 15,000 POW Civilians: 150,000 – 200,000 KILLED 700,000 EXPELLED
  18. 18. For more information please visit: WARSAW RISING OF 1944

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