Uprising in Warsaw Color Footage
A rebellion against the Nazi occupiers of Poland's capital city happened on August 1, 1944. The Polish underground army (AK, Home Army) started the operation to liberate the city from the invaders and enable them to act as hosts to the approaching Red Army. The operation which was to last an incredible 63 days, cost the AK around 6,000 lives with some 50,000 wounded. The Red Army stopped its offensive just miles outside the city just to let the Poles and Germans fight it out amongst themselves hoping no doubt that the Germans would annihilate the anti- communist Polish Home Army, thus saving the lives of many Russian soldiers. The AK, under the direction of Polish General 'Bor' Komorowski, was forced to capitulate on October 2. Mix of German, Polish and Russian rarely seen footage.