Friday, August 01, 2014

70 Rocznica Powstania Warszawskiego - Godzina W - Rondo De Gaulle'a

 Godzina W, 1 sierpnia 2014 na rondzie de Gaulle'a.

The Warsaw Uprising (Polish: Powstanie Warszawskie) was a major World War II operation by the Polish resistance Home Army to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany. The rebellion was timed to coincide with the Soviet Union's Red Army approaching the eastern suburbs of the city and the retreat of German forces.

To put into terms for an Australian to understand, it is a bit like a combination of the Eureka Stockade and Gallipoli, especially in terms of the sentiment associated with the event.

Every year people stop in Warsaw at 5PM when the uprising began to pay tribute to the estimated 200,000 citizens and 16,000 soldiers who lost their lives.

70 Rocznica Powstania Warszawskiego - Godzina W - 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising at Rondo De Gaulle'a

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