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The monument of Warsaw Uprising which was (Powstanie Warszawskie) an armed struggle during the Second World War by the Polish Home Army (Armia Krajowa) to liberate Warsaw from Nazi occupation. It started on August 1, 1944, as part of a nationwide uprising, Operation Tempest. The Polish troops resisted until October 2 (63 days in total). Losses on the Polish side amounted to 18,000 soldiers killed, 25,000 wounded and over 250,000 civilians killed. Casualties on the Nazi side amounted to over 17,000 soldiers killed and 9,000 wounded. During the urban combat—and after an estimated 85% of the city was destroyed.

The Uprising started at a crucial point in the war as the Soviet army approached Warsaw. The Soviet army had reached a point within a few hundred metres across the Vistula River from the city on September 16, but failed to make further headway in the course of the Uprising, leading to accusations that Stalin did not want the Uprising to succeed.

That is a history we will never change but we should all take a lesson from it..

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The monument of Warsaw Uprising is situated at the building of the Highest Court seen in the background which is, in my opinion, a pearl in the whole Warsaw architecture - and more photos to come..

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