30 September 2003
The German View of the Warsaw Rising 1944

Moorhouse Roger

When the Warsaw Rising broke at 5.00 pm on 1 August 1944, the German response was grimly predictable. It was summed up by Heinrich Himmler, who wrote to Hitler informing him of events and stating that "the action of the Poles is a blessing. We...

25 April 2004
Britain and the Warsaw Rising

Davies Norman

As Britain’s ‘First Ally’, Poland played a role in most aspects of allied military strategy, not least in relation to underground resistance movements. Hence, Britain’s SOE was closely involved with the Polish Underground from 1940...

01 October 2001
The Polish Home Army Intelligence Service

Suchcitz Andrzej

Before the last shots of the Polish 1939 Campaign were fired, the nucleus of the future resistance organisation, the Home Army was being put into place in Warsaw. At the time it was called Service for the Victory of Poland. Soon replaced by the...

01 October 2001
The Polish Underground State and The Home Army (1939-45)

Ney-Krwawicz Marek

The Polish Underground State which functioned under the German occupation in the Second World War was an unique phenomenon in the whole history of European resistance movements. In 1939, the territory of Poland was occupied and carved up between...

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