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historia-polski:

Warsaw Uprising, August 1st - October 3rd, 1944

Beginning of August, 1944, Śródmieście Północne.  Różyczka Goździewska, the little girl who helped in the field hospital for company “Koszta” at Moniuszki 11 street.

Mid-September, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne.  Eugeniusz Lokajski “Brok” standing in front of a home destroyed by bombing at Moniuszki 1 street, holding a kitten.  The photograph was taken with his camera.

End of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne.  Włodzimierz Wiśniewski “Cygan” from “Janusz” company, from the “Harnaś” battalion, standing in a doorway with a ZB vz. 26 over his shoulder.

Beginning of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne.  Four fighters from company “Koszta” standing at Moniuszki street.  One is demonstrating his handgun and holding a cat.

August 20th, 1944.  Fighters from the “Kiliński” battalion on a barricade on Zielna street watch as the PAST (Polska Akcyjna Spółka Telefoniczna) building goes up in flames. 

Beginning of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne.  A nurse and a wounded boy at the company “Koszta” field hospital at Moniuszki street.  Behind her Dr. Zbigniew Zamoyski.

Beginning of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne.  First graves at Moniuszki street with carefully crafted wooden crosses; next to them stand broken-down cars.

Beginning of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne.  Fighters run to cross Sienkiewicza street to Zgoda street, reenacting the attack on “Esplanade” cafe.

Beginning of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne. Fighters from company “Koszta” reading a (probably) German flyer on Sienkiewicza street, corner of Marszałkowska. From the left: Jerzy Chyliński “Karol”, Tadeusz Suliński “Radwan”, Andrzej Główczewski “Marek”,  Wacław Krupiński “Belina”, Janusz Chyliński “Janusz”.

End of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne. Extinghuishing a fire at Zgoda 3 street; among those working are a group of boy scouts, second from left:  Wojciech Ciążyński “Malec”, wearing a helmet Zbigniew Ślęzakowski “Kędziorek”.

Photographs taken by Eugeniusz Lokajski. (source)

*Please note that the end date of the Uprising is given as both October 2nd and October 3rd in various sources due to the fact that final talks and the signing of ceasefire agreements began on the night of October 2nd, and were finalized and signed in the early morning hours of October 3rd. 

historia-polski:

Warsaw Uprising, August 1st - October 3rd, 1944

Beginning of August, 1944, Śródmieście Północne.  Różyczka Goździewska, the little girl who helped in the field hospital for company “Koszta” at Moniuszki 11 street.

Mid-September, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne.  Eugeniusz Lokajski “Brok” standing in front of a home destroyed by bombing at Moniuszki 1 street, holding a kitten.  The photograph was taken with his camera.

End of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne.  Włodzimierz Wiśniewski “Cygan” from “Janusz” company, from the “Harnaś” battalion, standing in a doorway with a ZB vz. 26 over his shoulder.

Beginning of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne.  Four fighters from company “Koszta” standing at Moniuszki street.  One is demonstrating his handgun and holding a cat.

August 20th, 1944.  Fighters from the “Kiliński” battalion on a barricade on Zielna street watch as the PAST (Polska Akcyjna Spółka Telefoniczna) building goes up in flames. 

Beginning of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne.  A nurse and a wounded boy at the company “Koszta” field hospital at Moniuszki street.  Behind her Dr. Zbigniew Zamoyski.

Beginning of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne.  First graves at Moniuszki street with carefully crafted wooden crosses; next to them stand broken-down cars.

Beginning of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne.  Fighters run to cross Sienkiewicza street to Zgoda street, reenacting the attack on “Esplanade” cafe.

Beginning of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne. Fighters from company “Koszta” reading a (probably) German flyer on Sienkiewicza street, corner of Marszałkowska. From the left: Jerzy Chyliński “Karol”, Tadeusz Suliński “Radwan”, Andrzej Główczewski “Marek”,  Wacław Krupiński “Belina”, Janusz Chyliński “Janusz”.

End of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne. Extinghuishing a fire at Zgoda 3 street; among those working are a group of boy scouts, second from left:  Wojciech Ciążyński “Malec”, wearing a helmet Zbigniew Ślęzakowski “Kędziorek”.

Photographs taken by Eugeniusz Lokajski. (source)

*Please note that the end date of the Uprising is given as both October 2nd and October 3rd in various sources due to the fact that final talks and the signing of ceasefire agreements began on the night of October 2nd, and were finalized and signed in the early morning hours of October 3rd. 

historia-polski:

Children of the Warsaw Uprising

Różyczka Goździewska, medical aid (1936-1989).

Courier Zbigniew Ślęzakowski “Kędziorek” (1931- ).

Young boys carrying sand bags during building of barricades.

Andrzej Główczewski “Marek” (1925-2010) reports to his commander. 

Young unknown resistance fighter on Marszałkowska street.

Gen. Konarzewski’s grandson. 

Young fighters, Wilcza street.

Young boy receives instructions on how to use his handgun from an older resistance fighter. 

Corporal Witold Modelski “Warszawiaki” (1932-1944) speaking with other resistance fighters.  (source)

historia-polski:

Hitler’s personal photographer, Hugo Jaeger, captures images of women in occupied Kutno:

"Why would Hugo Jaeger, a photographer dedicated to lionizing Adolf Hitler and the ‘triumphs’ of the Third Reich, choose to immortalize conquered Jews in Warsaw and Kutno (in central Poland) in such an uncharacteristic, intimate manner? Most German photographers working in the same era as Jaeger usually focused on the Wehrmacht; on Nazi leaders; and on the military victories the Reich was routinely enjoying in the earliest days of the Second World War. Those pictures frequently document brutal acts of humiliation, even as they glorify German troops.

The photographs that Jaeger made in the German ghettos in occupied Poland, on the other hand, convey almost nothing of the triumphalism seen in so many of his other photographs. Here, in fact, there is virtually no German military presence at all. We see the devastation in the landscape of the German invasion of Poland, but very little of the ‘master race’ itself.

It is, of course, impossible to fully recreate exactly what Jaeger had in mind, but from the reactions of the people portrayed in these images in Warsaw and Kutno, there appears to be surprising little hostility between the photographer and his subjects. Most of the people in these pictures, Poles and Jews, are smiling at the camera. They trust Jaeger, and are as curious about this man with a camera as he is about them. In this curiosity, there is no sense of hatred. The men, women and children on the other side of the lens and Jaeger look upon one another without the aggression and tension characteristic of the relationship between perpetrator and victim.”  (source)

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greatestgeneration:

An armed French partisan emotionally embraces 2nd Lt Jack Willis of Kingston, Iowa, whom he found uninjured after he shot at the officer mistaking an advance Yank armored spearhead for retreating Germans.

greatestgeneration:

An armed French partisan emotionally embraces 2nd Lt Jack Willis of Kingston, Iowa, whom he found uninjured after he shot at the officer mistaking an advance Yank armored spearhead for retreating Germans.

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