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Warsaw uprising in 1944

Film | Accession Number: 2004.715.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4332 | Film ID: 2745

Part 1. Warsaw uprising of 1944, which began on August 1 and lasted for 63 days. Film opens with poor quality still photos and names of uprising fighters. Credits and music play. Footage of the people of Warsaw preparing for the uprising. They prepare bandages, guns, bullets. People create barricades and lay communications cable. Fighting in the streets. Men swimming and shaving in a river. Interior shots of men and women of the Home Army forces printing partisan newspapers. Young boys run out of a building carrying the papers for delivery. Polish Home Army movements in the streets. 00:09:32 A Polish band plays. A priest speaks to a group of men. More battle scenes, smoke rising from bombed buildings, injured people carried down the street on stretchers; an operation in a makeshift hospital. Civilians scurry between sandbags and trenches, carrying bundles of belongings. Women carry children and cook out of doors. Severely wounded people lying in the streets. Piles of corpses. A female courier places a letter in a box. People running between rubble and barricades. A priest gives communion.

Film Title
Warszawa Walczy
Event Date
August-October 1944
Warsaw, Poland
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Filmoteka Narodowa
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Record last modified: 2018-11-27 11:03:24
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