Warsaw Uprising ’44

Warsaw Uprising 75th Anniversary 

1-3 August 2019, £599 plus £50 single room supplement, where applicable. Places available.

The Warsaw Uprising (Polish: powstanie warszawskieGermanWarschauer Aufstand) was a major World War II operation, in the summer of 1944, by the Polish underground resistance, led by the Home Army (Polish: Armia Krajowa), to liberate Warsaw from German occupation. The uprising was timed to coincide with the retreat of the German forces from Poland ahead of the Soviet advance. While approaching the eastern suburbs of the city, the Red Army temporarily halted combat operations, enabling the Germans to regroup and defeat the Polish resistance and to raze the city in reprisal. The Uprising was fought for 63 days with little outside support. It was the single largest military effort taken by any European resistance movement during World War II.

The decision-making process: start at 68 Filtrowa Street where the final decision was taken

Explanation of the general pre-uprising situation in Warsaw on the way towards the Warsaw Uprising Monument
Morning hours at Warsaw Uprising Monument: organisation of the Homeland Army in Warsaw and Operation Tempest background and organisational preparation of the Uprising
Weaponry of the Polish side and German Units. Place: Warsaw Uprising Monument
The outbreak of the first fights in the Żoliborz District at 13.30 Krasińskiego, Suzina and Słowackiego Streets
“Two-month-story of the Żoliborz-Uprising”
Fights around main headquarters of the Homeland Army at Kelmer-Factory 62 Dzielna-Street.
Human losses within the first days
Wola-Massacre (Leszno-Street) and civilian causalities
Relief and help from Western and Eastern Allies (Central Warsaw commemoration places)
Fights around and in the Pniewski-House
The signing of the cease-fire agreement between Poles and Germans in Ożarów Mazowiecki nearby Warsaw including a travel between Żelazna/Al. Jerozolimskie junction and Ożarów Mazowiecki
Evacuation on Warsaw civilians from by Durchgangslager 121 in Pruszków
Destruction of Warsaw after the fall of the Uprising – Marszałkowska Street

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