D3 014 – 1st August 1944 – 1/35

August 1 – At. 17.00 (“W” hour), the Warsaw Uprising broke out. The first fights with the Germans took place in Żoliborz already around 14.00; in Wola and Śródmieście North – around 16.00. – “Polish people! The long-awaited hour has gone away. The Home Army troops are fighting against the German invaders in all points of the Warsaw District, “it was written in the first insurgent appeal, strewn on the streets of the capital. – Home Army forces amounted to 40-45 thousand. soldiers, organized in eight districts subordinate to the Warsaw AK District Command (Śródmieście, Żoliborz, Wola, Ochota, Mokotów, Praga, Powiat and Okęcie) and in separated wards. The insurgents had about 2.5 thousand pistols, 1475 rifles, 420 machine guns, 94 hand machine guns, 20 heavy machine guns. Warsaw Uprising Planned for several days lasted over two months. 63 days of heavy fights – faith in victory, hope, suffering and death.

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