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The Monument To The Little Insurgent
01-AUG-2009 Jola Dziubinska

The Monument To The Little Insurgent

Warsaw, Poland

The Monument to the Little Insurgent of 1944 was designed by J. Januszkiewicz for the scouts who took part in the Uprising of 1944 in Warsaw. It is a statue of a little boy dressed in a soldier’s uniform which is way too big for him. It commemorates all brave children that were actively involved in the fighting and tragically lost their lives. Even children between 11 and 14 years of age took part and among the best-known auxiliary troops was the Scouting Postal Service.

The Monument was funded by Polish scouts and was unveiled on October 1st, 1983, by a scout insurgent, Jerzy Swiderski, now a cardiologist, during the Uprising a 14-year old runner of the Home Army’s "Gustaw" Battalion, nicknamed "Lubicz".

More about Szare Szeregi scouts http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Szare_Szeregi

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Carl and Racine Erland04-Aug-2009 07:49
Beautiful memorial and lovely shot. Thanks for the history. - V
Cindi Smith03-Aug-2009 14:59
Children who didn't get a chance to live their childhood. A very deserving memorial. Beautiful image!
Gérard Koehl03-Aug-2009 14:23
Superbe avec cette lumière. V
Carol Breton03-Aug-2009 13:06
A great image and background information Jola. What a piece of history. ~
Neal Nye03-Aug-2009 11:51
A beautiful image in that bright afternoon sun.
laine03-Aug-2009 08:25
A wonderful commemoration Jola.
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