Nine weeks of blood and glory
Warsaw Uprising of 1944 day by day.

September 8, 1944 - Thirty-ninth day of the Uprising

Name day: Maria, Serafina
Sunrise 6:14 am; sunset 7:24 pm; average air temperature: 15°C
Mostly cloudy; Vistula river level: 59 cm

          In accordance with the negotiated ceasefire, a group of nearly 6000 people, mostly women and children, leave Warsaw between 12 pm and 2 pm.

          The German attack on North Śródmieście is continued.
          When the ceasefire is over, the enemy launches a strong attack from the direction of New World and Królewska Streets. As a consequence, the insurgents are forced to withdraw from the building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and from the Holy Cross Church and the Police Headquarters on Krakowskie Przedmieście.
          After day-long fights, the Germans take control over Świętokrzyska Street from New World Street to Mazowiecka Street and they capture the houses along Czackiego Street. The German troops advance along Warecka Street and reach the back side of the Main Post Office.
          However, they are repelled on Królewska, Towarowa, Ciepła and Srebrna Streets. The Post Train Station is still defending itself, while the buildings of the Haberbusch Brewery are constantly changing hands..

          The Germans plan to make an east-west connection over Poniatowski Bridge in order to divide Śródmieście into two isolated combat centers. For this reason they continue to storm Aleje Jerozolimskie with heavy forces. They successfully capture the corner house with the "Café-Club" restaurant, but the barricade and the passage across Aleje Jerozolimskie still remain in Polish hands.

          Hundreds of missiles fall on South Sródmieście, reducing the streets of Wspólna, Hoża and Krucza into rubble.

          By the order of the Home Army Command, the League of Officers is formed.

          Italy capitulates.

edited by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz

translated by: Beata Murzyn

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