𝗪𝗘 𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗠𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗧𝗢 𝗔 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗣𝗔𝗚𝗘 : Ww2colourised Warsaw insurgents in front of the barricade on ul. Tamka at the intersection of ul. Solec. In the background a tenement house on ul. Tamka 13 with 'Fruit' store. August 20, 1944 Colour by Mikolaj Mikołaj Kaczmarek - Kolor Historii Photo Author: Tadeusz Bukowski
The German attack on the building of the Prudential insurance company, in Napoleon Square. At the beginning of the Uprising, this building, one of the tallest in Warsaw at that time, was taken by Polish soldiers of the “Kiliński” Battalion of the Armia Krajowa, who raised the flag of Poland on the antenna that was at the top of the skyscraper. On August 28, German artillery fiercely attacked the building. Sylwester Braun took that impressive photo of the impact of one of the German shells.
On August 5, 1944, approx. 20,000 men, women and children are shot or burned alive during the Warsaw Uprising. German SS units under von dem Bach-Zelewski and Reinefarth, which included the infamous Dirlewanger and Kaminski brigades, engage in torturing and executing helpless civilians. They are implementing Hitler and Himmler's orders to annihilate the entire population of Polish capital.