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

October 3, 1944 - First day after the Uprising

Name day: Teresa, Jan
Sunrise 6:56 am; sunset 6:25 pm; average air temperature: 17°C
Mostly cloudy, isolated showers; Vistula river level: 123 cm

          At 2 am, the "Agreement on cessation of hostilities in Warsaw" is formally signed in Ożarów.
          The signatory to the agreement from the German side is SS-Obergruppenführer Erich von dem Bach, from the Polish side - Colonel Kazimierz Iranek-Osmecki "Makary" and Lieutenant Colonel Zygmunt Dobrowolski "Zyndram".

          The civil population leaves Warsaw.
          The civilians are transferred to the transit camp "Dulag 121" in Pruszków through Śniadeckich and 6 Sierpnia Streets towards Filtrowa Street, through Żelazna and Aleje Jerozolimskie Streets towards Grójecka Street, and through Grzybowska and Chłodna Streets towards Wolska Street.
          Later, many of them will be transported to concentration camps and to Germany to serve as forced laborers.

          General Tadeusz Komorowski "Bór" ("Forest") sings an order to end the Warsaw Uprising.

          The insurgents receive their pays in dollars.

          The troop commanders issue Home Army IDs to the People's Army and the Polish People's Army soldiers.

          Two covering companies are formed: Company D, made up of approximately 100 soldiers from the "Kiliński" battalion, and Company C, consisting of 70 soldiers from the company "Kedyw Kolegium C". Their task is to ensure order until the arms are laid down. These soldiers will stay in the city until October 9.
          On October 9, they leave the city in the same way as the troops from Śródmieście. They lay down their weapons at the square opposite the University of Technology.
          Owing to the honorary conditions of the capitulation and as the last units leaving Warsaw, they have the right to leave the city holding the national flag and carrying cold steel. The troops are led by the color guard holding the flag, followed by soldiers equipped with cold steel, and the rest of the company.

edited by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz

translated by: Beata Murzyn

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