Warsaw Uprisin

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Warsaw Uprisin
Part of Operation Tempest, Warld War II
Warsaw Uprisin
Pols Home Airmy poseetions, ootlined in reid, on day 4 (4 August 1944)
Date 1 August – 2 October 1944
(2 months an 1 day)
Location Warsaw, Poland
52°13′48″N 21°00′39″E / 52.23000°N 21.01083°E / 52.23000; 21.01083Coordinates: 52°13′48″N 21°00′39″E / 52.23000°N 21.01083°E / 52.23000; 21.01083
Result German victory
Destruction o the ceety
Belligerents
Pols resistance
Unitit Kinrick Ryal Air Force includin Pols squadrons
(4 August – 21 September)
Poland Pols First Airmy
(frae 14 September)[1]
Sooth Africae Sooth African Air Force[2]
Soviet Union Soviet Air Force
(frae 13 September)
Unitit States US Airmy Air Force
(anly on 18 September)
 Germany
Commanders an leaders
Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski (POW)
Tadeusz Pełczyński  (POW)
Antoni Chruściel (POW)
Karol Ziemski  (POW)
Edward Pfeiffer  (POW)
Leopold Okulicki
Jan Mazurkiewicz
Soviet Union Konstantin Rokossovsky
Poland Zygmunt Berling
Nazi Germany Walter Model
Nazi Germany Nikolaus von Vormann
Nazi Germany Rainer Stahel
Nazi Germany Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski
Nazi Germany Heinz Reinefarth
Nazi Germany Bronislav Kaminski
Nazi Germany Oskar Dirlewanger
Nazi Germany Petro Dyachenko
Strenth
Range 20,000[3] tae 49,000[4] (initially) Range 13,000[5] tae 25,000[6] (ineetially)
Casualties an losses

Pols resistance:
10,000 KIA[7]
5,200–6,000 MIA[7]
5,000 WIA[7]
15,000 POW[7]

Berling 1st Airmy: 5,660 casualties[7]


150,000–200,000 civilians killed,[8] 700,000 expelled frae the ceety.[7]
German forces:
7,000–9,000 KIA[7]
7,000 MIA[7]
9,000 WIA[7]
2,000 POW[7]
310 tanks an armoured vehicles, 340 trucks an caurs, 22 artillery pieces, ane aircraft[7]

The Warsaw Uprisin (Pols: powstanie warszawskie) wis a major Warld War II operation bi the Pols resistance Home Airmy (Pols: Armia Krajowa) tae liberate Warsaw frae Nazi Germany.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Davies, Norman (2004). Rising '44. The Battle for Warsaw. London: Pan Books. ISBN 0-330-48863-5.
  2. Neil Orpen (1984). Airlift to Warsaw. The Rising of 1944. University of Oklahoma. ISBN 83-247-0235-0. 
  3. Borodziej, Włodzimierz (2006). The Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Translated by Barbara Harshav. University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 978-0-299-20730-4 p. 74.
  4. Borowiec, Andrew (2001). Destroy Warsaw! Hitler's punishment, Stalin's revenge. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger. ISBN 0-275-97005-1. p. 6.
  5. Borodziej, p. 75.
  6. Comparison of Forces, Warsaw Rising Museum
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 "FAQ". Warsaw Uprising. Retrieved 3 Februar 2009. 
  8. Borowiec, p. 179.