Polish Resistance Launches Full-Scale Operation Against Nazis in Warsaw Uprising Hot

Polish Resistance Launches Full-Scale Operation Against Nazis in Warsaw Uprising

SS General Jürgen Stroop at the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Source: Wikipedia

Timeline of History

Political History

Warsaw Uprising: The Polish resistance launches a full-scale operation against the occupying Nazi army in Warsaw. The signal to begin this uprising is the appearance of Soviet tanks in Warsaw's eastern suburbs.

The purpose of this uprising is to help defeat the Nazis, but also to establish legitimacy for the Polish government in exile in Britain. The more the Polish resistance is able to accomplish, they more they will be able to claim that Poles liberated Warsaw, not foreigners.

They key to the success of the Warsaw Uprising is receiving assistance from the Soviet Red Army within a few days. The Polish resistance is highly motivated and surprisingly well equipped, but cannot hope to stand up against the Nazis.

However, the Soviets outside Warsaw refuse to move and just sit for several weeks. This ensures that the Polish resistance fighters are not merely defeated, but practically slaughtered. The order to halt the advance outside Warsaw comes directly from the Kremlin and serves Soviet post-war political goals: imposing a Soviet-backed government on Poland.


Warsaw Uprising 1944

User comments

There are no user comments for this item.

Ratings (the higher the better)
    Please enter the security code.
Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Czechoslovakia Invaded by Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact Nations
Germany's Catholic Bishops Approve Order to Fly Nazi Flag Alone on National Holidays
Deadline for Alabama's Chief Justice Roy Moore Comes and Goes
Richard I the Lionheart has Muslim Hostages Executed Outside Acre
Hostility Increases Towards Weimar Government and Constitution Due to Economic Downturn