Warsaw 1944

Poland’s bid for freedom

Warsaw 1944 cover

Warsaw 1944

Poland’s bid for freedom

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Defeated and occupied in 1939, Poland had suffered under the Nazi heel for nealy five years. Undaunted, however, the Poles formed an underground army, the Armia Krajowa (Home Army), and waited for a moment of German weakness. That moment seemed to have arrived in July 1944 as the Soviet armies began to advance into eastern Poland. The AK launched its revolt in Warsaw on 1 August 1944. Though its 5,000 fighters achieved some initial successes, the Germans were able to retain control over both the Vistula River bridges and the airbase, dooming the revolt to isolation and defeat. The SS was put in charge of suppressing the rebellion, beginning a wave of atrocities shocking even by Eastern Front standards.

Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign/Chronology/Opposing leaders/Opposing forces/Opposing plans/The battle for Warsaw/Aftermath/The battlefield today/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published 10 Mar 2009
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846033520
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 40 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 205
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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