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

September 10, 1944 - Forty-first day of the Uprising

Name day: Łukasz, Mikołaj
Sunrise 6:18 am; sunset 7:20 pm; average air temperature: 15°C
Mostly cloudy; Vistula river level: 58 cm

          Heavy fights are continued in Śródmieście over the houses situated between New World Street and the area of Napoleon's Square and Bracka Street.
          The Germans storm the Main Post Office and capture a building at 11 Warecka Street, from where they are soon driven out as a result of an insurgent counterattack.
          The enemy is striving to capture Aleje Jerozolimskie at all costs, seeing it as a possible evacuation route. Fierce fights over every single house last many hours.
          The enemy penetrates Bracka, Chmielna and Górskiego Street and mans the houses at 36 Aleje Jerozolimskie, 100 and 102 Marszałkowska Street, and 25 Widok Street. The rest of the buildings stay in insurgent hands.

          The group leader from the "Parasol" ("Umbrella") battalion, Platoon Sergeant Józef Szczepański "Ziutek", the author of the insurgent song "Pałacyk Michla" ("Michla's Palace"), succumbs to his injuries and dies.

          The Home Army Command sends a letter to the Germans, in which the insurgents demand a guarantee of security for the partisans, civil population and civil authorities and state that without listing the details of the guarantee in a written form further negotiations will not be possible.
          In answer to the received letter, at 11 am General Rohr grants the guarantees. He also demands that the insurgents surrender by 4 pm. The insurgents demand that the guarantees be confirmed by General Georg-Hans Reinhardt.

          The Red Army launches an attack on Praga. The troops of the 1st Belorussian Front enter Praga.
          They are joined in fights also by Polish forces: the 1st Tadeusz Kościuszko Infantry Division, the sub-units of the 1st Armored Brigade "Defenders of Westerplatte" and the 13th Regiment of Armored Artillery.
          The 1st Tadeusz Kościuszko Infantry Division reaches the subdistrict of Anin and forces the Germans to retreat behind the highway Mińsk Mazowiecki - Warsaw.

          Soviet planes bomb the airports in Bielany and Okęcie. First air dogfights take place over Warsaw.
          One of German planes is shot down and crashes into Łazienki (Royal Baths) Park.

          Polish radio announces a list of 28 German commanders responsible for the destruction of Warsaw.
          A day later the list is cited by "Dziennik Polski i Dziennik Żołnierza" ("The Polish Daily & Soldier's Daily"), a Polish newspaper published in London, and is broadcast by the BBC.

edited by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz

translated by: Beata Murzyn

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