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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Warsaw Uprising

Tomorrow is the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising in which the Polish Home Army rose up against the Nazi occupation of Warsaw. 40,00 brave Poles shot at the Nazis from their windows. Sadly, though, the Polish people received no assistance from the Allies and the rebellion was put down in two month's time.

Here is a short video from the Polish Embassy which details the part women played in the uprising.

For more information, pick up any of the histories of World War II [940.53], which briefly cover the event, or look for Rising '44: The Battle for Warsaw by Norman Davies [940.53 DAV].

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