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Tribute To Uprisers
01-AUG-2009 Jola Dziubinska

Tribute To Uprisers

Warsaw, Poland

W-hour - 17:00, August 1st, 1944, the moment when the Warsaw Uprising started.
At 5PM all transportation stopped to give a tribute to the uprisers. For one minute cars, buses, tramways were blowing horns, the sound sirens and church bells in whole Warsaw were ringing, people were standing at attention.

The Warsaw Uprising was a World War II struggle by the Polish Home Army (Armia Krajowa) to liberate Warsaw from German occupation. The Uprising began on August 1, 1944 and continued for 63 days (until October 2).
Polish losses amounted to 18,000 soldiers killed and 25,000 wounded, in addition to between 120,000 and 200,000 civilian deaths, mostly from mass murders conducted by retreating German troops.
German casualties totalled over 17,000 soldiers killed and over 9,000 wounded. During the urban combat approximately 25% of Warsaw's buildings were destroyed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Uprising

August challenge, more to see http://forum.pbase.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=41842&sid

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Milan Vogrin12-Aug-2009 12:17
Nice colours and compo!
Timothy Guenther05-Aug-2009 13:08
pretty colorful buses
Ray :)03-Aug-2009 18:49
Always good to remember those that stood up for what was right.
Carl and Racine Erland03-Aug-2009 00:47
A memorable and impressive image...thanks for the history. - V
Jeff Lobaugh02-Aug-2009 23:34
Clearly a defining moment in Poland's history. Well captured!
laine02-Aug-2009 19:34
A great way of reminding & remembering...a nice capture,Jola.
Kerry Tingley02-Aug-2009 19:30
A wonderful image to go with the moving story Jola.
wernere0102-Aug-2009 14:44
Bright and colourful. And thanks for the history, it´s good not to forget.
Kathryn02-Aug-2009 14:35
Great shot, interesing history too.
Bernard Davis02-Aug-2009 09:20
Excellent entry
Mieke WA Minkjan02-Aug-2009 08:07
impressive picture of the commemoration of the Warsaw Uprising
Maaike Huizer02-Aug-2009 06:57
Interesting information. Great tribute. A bit like our two minutes of complete silence every May 4th, at 20.00 pm.
You managed to capture this magic moment very well.
Margaret Lew02-Aug-2009 06:42
Brava! A moment in history, reading your description I can almost hear the bells, horns and sirens.
Ieke Vonk02-Aug-2009 06:24
I like the information that you added. A colourful picture, Jola.
NealyBob02-Aug-2009 05:41
Fantastic image and history lesson! A fitting tribute to their bravery~! V
Cindi Smith02-Aug-2009 02:38
Excellent image and love that you added the history. I wish war never was!
Linda Willets02-Aug-2009 02:38
Excellent entry.
Laryl02-Aug-2009 01:43
what a moment.. good image and thanks for the information!
Kirkby02-Aug-2009 01:34
What a image! Everything looks almost desolate but so colorful! Beautiful!
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