First-hand accounts of the Warsaw Uprising


Memories of Janusz Hamerlinski - a soldier from "Kilinski" Battalion


Situation plans of battles of III squad, 165 platoon, "Szare Szeregi' Company








Janusz Hamerlinski
born 2 July 1926 in Warsaw
private of Armia Krajowa (Home Army) - AK
alias "Morski"
III squad, 165 platoon,
"Szare Szeregi" Company
"Kilinski" Battalion











The Legend

         1 - 'Szare Szeregi' Company Headquarters - 138 Marszalkowska St
         2 - Bank
         P - PKO Bank - 'Srodmiescie' Group main Headquarters
         3 - location of the first action
         4 - gateway under heavy machine gun fire
         5 - gateway taken by Lt. 'Blyskawica's platoon
         6 - gateway taken by volunteer squad of 'Szare Szeregi' Company
         7 - newspaper kiosk
         8 - flat the medic girl got wounded
         9 - night raid room
         9a - hall entrance
         10 - stationery shop
         10a - shooter's cover made of blackout paper rolls
         11 - body of German tank infantryman
         12 - wreck of the tank - tugged later to gateway 16
         13- anti fire water container
         D - The Prudential skyscraper
         14 - heavy machine gun bunker
         14a - German military police station - Moniuszki St.
         15 - Main Post Office
         16 - entrance gateway
         17 - guard house
         18 - passage to the basements
         19 - medical point
         20 - dining room
         21 - 'Szare Szeregi' Company barracks
         22 - basement corridor
         23 - barricade by the passage to Gorskiego St.
         24 - remaining staircase of burned and collapsed building
         25 - shooting position at the attic over cafeteria
         26 - entrance to the sewers with the lid
         27 - barricade across Nowy Swiat St.
         28 - shooting position in the corner tower
         29 - shooting positions (at the windows) to fight off attack from Nowy Swiat St.
         30 - book store
         31 - St. Cross church
         32 - German communication cover wall
         33 - Pa - 'PASTA' switchboard house
         34 - piles of rubble and debris
         35 - location to start attack towards Grzybowski Sq.
         36 - red brick wall
         37 - burned house
         38 - building taken by Germans


Janusz Hamerliński


redaction: Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz

translation: Wojciech Hamerlinski




      Janusz Hamerlinski
born 2 July 1926 in Warsaw
private of Armia Krajowa (Home Army) - AK
alias "Morski"
III squad, 165 platoon,
"Szare Szeregi" Company
"Kilinski" Battalion





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