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The Warsaw Uprisings, 1943–1944 (Kindle)

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By Ian Baxter
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Images of War
File Size: 70.4 MB (.mobi)
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ISBN: 9781526799937
eBook Released: 25th June 2021

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By 1942 the Nazi leadership had decided that the Jewish ghettos across occupied Poland should be liquidated, with Warsaw’s being the largest , processed in phases.

In response the left-wing Jewish Combat Organisation (ZOB) and right-wing Jewish Military Union (ZZW) formed and began training, preparing defences and smuggling in arms and explosives.

The first Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began in April 1943. Although this was quelled at devastating cost to the Jewish community, resistance continued until the summer of 1944. By this time the Red Army was closing on the city and with liberation apparently imminent the 40,000 resistance fighters of the Polish Home Army launched a second uprising.

For sixty-three days the insurgents battled their oppressors on the streets, in ruined buildings and cellars. Rather than come to their aid the Russians waited and watched the inevitable slaughter.

This gallant but tragic struggle is brought to life in this book by the superb collection of photographs drawn from the album compiled for none other than Heinrich Himmler entitled Warschauer Aufstand 1944.

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WWII History

As usual, this book is full of top quality photographs unfortunately because of the subject matter there is the odd sad or disturbing photograph.

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UK Historian

Today the city of Warsaw is rebuilt and indeed, re-populated, one of Europe's great cities. Hard to imagine perhaps what happened just 75 years ago. Questions remain, why did the Nazis do this, rather than treat them normally and so gain willing allies, and just why did the Russians decide to stop and let them destroy the heart of Poland at the time. A somewhat scary book in some ways, but a reminder of what humans can do to each other and surely ask ourselves why, so a tribute to the Polish people who died for their country and evidence from the misguided individuals who even recorded their own guilt.

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Military Model Scene

"Enjoyed the scope and tone of the book."

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The Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

This book is one of those titles that shows you how whole groups of people can be treated as detritus and still have enough fight in them to rise up against their oppressors. The conditions above ground are well detailed, but its the secret hides they created underground that caught and held my attention. These quarters underground enabled them to move around in the sewers and obtain items with which to fight back. The written content provides a good insight into what the photographs portray and could make for some interesting diorama’s.

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Armorama

Baxter’s narrative is straightforward and uncontroversial. But, as with all the Images of War series, the quality of the photographs give this book its value. Many are truly harrowing, even just the photos of lines of Jews being escorted out of Warsaw because we know their fate. The photos of often frightened fighters being captured conjure up similar emotions, while photos of laughing German soldiers prompt anger. Yet, looking closely, you can see the dignity and determination of the Jews; men dressed in suits, shirts, and ties, sombre rabbis, defiant women having lost everything yet standing upright in the face of death. The story being told in these photographs is one of true heroism, courage, and hope, and it is one worth telling again and again as Europe continues to face the legacy of the Nazism and hate in the 21st Century.

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About Ian Baxter

Ian Baxter is a much-published author and photographic collector whose books draw an increasing following. Among his many previous titles in the Images of War Series are Hitler’s Boy Soldiers, Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants, The Ghettos of Nazi Occupied Poland, German Army on the Eastern Front – The Advance, German Army on the Eastern Front – The Retreat, The Crushing of Army Group (North) and the SS Waffen Division series including SS Leibstandarte Division, SS Totenkopf Division At War. He lives near Chelmsford, Essex.

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