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Warsaw Uprising

During the late summer/early fall of 1944, residents of Warsaw - on their own - resisted the Nazi occupation of their city.  As one survivor later noted: 

It is a great shame, but it is far better to die fighting than on your knees.

This clip - from the BBC's "Timewatch - Battle for Warsaw", now online via the Open University - contains historical footage, survivor interviews and expert analysis about the events which took place when the Poles mounted their uprising against Hitler ... and no one came to their aid.

See, also:

Warsaw Uprising - Poles Abandoned

Warsaw Uprising - Heroic Resistance

Warsaw Uprising - Crushed


Media Credits

Clip from BBC's "Timewatch" - Season 24, Episode 9 - entitled "Battle for Warsaw," online via BBC's Worldwide Channel at YouTube.  Copyright, BBC, all rights reserved.  Clip provided as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the series.  For more freely available past episodes of "Timewatch," see Open University's listing.

Original air date, BBC, April 28, 2006.

 

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