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

October 1, 1944 - Sixty-second day of the Uprising

Name day: Teresa, Danuta
Sunrise 6:53 am; sunset 6:30 pm; average air temperature: 11°C
Sunny in the morning, cloudy in the afternoon; Vistula river level: 51 cm

          The first day of the armistice.
          The first group of only 8000 civilians leaves the city along the streets: Grzybowska, Piusa IX, ¦niadeckich and Aleje Jerozolimskie.
          The day passes on repairing destroyed uniforms, searching for warm clothes, hiding archives and looking for family relatives.

          Right after 8 pm, that is after the deadline of ceasefire, a volley of artillery missiles fall on ¦ródmie¶cie.
          The Germans storm the district - the attack will last until 5.00 am the next day.

          In view of this hopeless situation and no real possibilities of help, after a long discussion the Uprising Command makes a decision to capitulate.
          General "Bór" ("Forest") forms a special committee to hold talks with the German side about the conditions of military disengagement in Warsaw. Throughout the night the committee sets out Polish conditions of surrender.

edited by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz

translated by: Beata Murzyn

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