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Warsaw Uprising - Map

Warsaw Uprising - Map Disasters Famous Historical Events Geography World History World War II

In August of 1944, Poles in Warsaw decided to massively resist German forces still in their city. 

With the Soviet Army on the move, from the east, the Home Army's leaders believed the time was right to stage a rebellion.  They hoped the Soviets would help them to liberate their city, once those forces arrived.

Grossly underarmed, these Poles fought for two months.  They were able to liberate significant areas on the left bank of the Vistula River.

In the end, the uprising could not sustain itself without assistance.  The Soviet Army, for whatever reason, would not help. 

Hitler, furious that the Poles had resisted, ordered his forces to destroy the city.

This map depicts, in black, how much of Warsaw the Home Army was able to liberate within five days (in August of 1944).

Click on the image for a better view.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5156stories and lessons created

Original Release: Oct 07, 2013

Updated Last Revision: Apr 20, 2019


Media Credits

Map image, depicting gains made by the Home Army after five days of fighting, copyright London Branch of the Polish Home Army Ex-Servicemen Association.  NOTE that copying permission is granted provided that you provide reference to the source and authors. 

 

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