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

Week I

          The Uprising broke out practically in all districts of Warsaw. However, as the insurgents had lost the element of surprise and the military dominance of the enemy was overwhelming, most of the tactical assumptions were not fulfilled by the Polish troops.
          In the district of Praga, after a few days of fights with experienced frontal German forces, all the mobilized insurgent troops went back into conspiracy on August 3 and 4, following the Home Army command's order.
          Some Home Army soldiers managed to get across to the left bank of the Vistula River in the area of Czerniaków and the Kampinos Forest, reinforcing the troops operating there.
          In the first days of the Uprising, the German forces focused their military efforts on two districts: Wola and Ochota, successively eliminating the pockets of insurgent resistance in those areas.

           August 1, 1944 - 1st day of the Uprising

           August 2, 1944 - 2nd day of the Uprising

           August 3, 1944 - 3rd day of the Uprising

           August 4, 1944 - 4th day of the Uprising

           August 5, 1944 - 5th day of the Uprising

           August 6, 1944 - 6th day of the Uprising

           August 7, 1944 - 7th day of the Uprising

edited by: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz

translated by: Beata Murzyn

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