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Photographs from the album Powstanie warszawskie. Najważniejsze fotografie (editor's translation: The Warsaw Uprising: The Most Important Photographs) published by Wydawnictwo RM.
Insurgents from company 'Koszta' pretend to be attacking for the staged photograph taken on the corner of Marszałkowska and Sienkiewicza streets, 1944, photo: Eugeniusz Lojaski 'Brok'
Photographs of Adolf Hitler scattered in a gutter on Marszałkowska Street. After nearly five years of occupation, Varsovians had been vehemently destroying all the traces the Nazi aggressors left behind. The inhabitants of Warsaw would rip off signboards with German street names and smash busts, portraits and photographs of Nazi dignitaries. The first days of August 1944, photo: Eugeniusz Lokajski 'Brok'
Insurgents from battalion 'Kiliński' after taking over the tank destroyer Jagdpanzer 38(t) 'Hetzer' (subsequently named 'Chwat' by the insurgents), originally used by the second company Armee-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 743. Szpitalna street. On August 2nd, two such vehicles appeared on a nearby square and were pelted with petrol bombs by the insurgents. the first days of August 1944, photo: Andrzej Ancuta 'Kier'
Three liberated Jews walking past one of the watchtowers of a Nazi concentration camp, the so-called 'Gęsiówka', August 22nd 1944, photo: Joachim Joachimczyk 'Joachim'
A barricade separating Napoleon Square and Szpitalna street in the central district of Warsaw, reinforced with the tank destroyer Jagdpanzer 38(t) 'Hetzer' (re-named 'Chwat' by the insurgents after its appropriation). In the background: Prudential, the highest building of pre-WW2 Poland (16 floors, 166 meters high). The first days of August 1944, photo: Eugeniusz Lokajski 'Brok'
A barricade at the junction of Okopowa and Żytnia streets in the district of Wola. The banner says 'Barykada im. płk. Lisa-Kuli. AK, sierpień 1944', which translates into English as 'Barricade dedicated to Colonel Lis-Kula. Home Army, August 1944'. On the right: tenement houses at 18 & 20 Okopowa street. Further back, on the left: the tenement house at 33 Okopowa street. August 2nd 1944, photo: Stefan Bałuk 'Kubuś'
People under fire, running from the PAST building, hiding behind a barricade quickly constructed out of paving flags, near 121 Marszałkowska Street in the centre of Warsaw. The first days of August 1944, photo: Stefan Bałuk 'Kubuś'
photo: Joachim Joachimczyk 'Joachim'
The source of the photographs: the book Powstanie warszawskie. Najważniejsze fotografie (editor's translation: The Warsaw Uprising: The Most Important Photographs) published by Wydawnictwo RM, www.rm.com.pl