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

September 11, 1944 - Forty-second day of the Uprising

Name day: Piotr, Hiacynt, Jacek
Sunrise 6:20 am; sunset 7:18 pm; average air temperature: 19°C
Cloudy; Vistula river level: 70 cm

          After heavy bombardment of the insurgent positions, the enemy attacks Powiśle Czerniakowskie.
          The attack is launched simultaneously from four directions: from Poniatowski Bridge, from the River Pump Station near Czerniakowska Street, from the Sejm (the lower house of the Parliament) towards Frascati Street, and from the National Museum towards St. Lazarus Hospital.
          The goal of the last two attacks is to cut Powiśle Czerniakowskie off from Śródmieście.

          The Germans also begin to attack Upper Czerniaków.
          As a result of the German attack launched from the direction of the Pump Station and from Sobieski's Park, the Home Army troops are forced to withdraw from the section of Rozbrat Street between Łazienkowska and Przemysłowa Streets.

          The insurgents manage to maintain all their positions along Aleje Jerozolimskie. The German pressure on Sielce is growing but the enemy assaults on the outposts on Zakrzewska and Stępińska Streets are repelled.

          The Polish side breaks off the talks about the possible capitulation of the Uprising.

          General Tadeusz-Komorowski "Bór" ("Forest") sends a telegram to Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky, in which he requests for direct radio contact.

edited by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz

translated by: Beata Murzyn

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