“Political Adventure”: 75th Anniversary of the Start of the Warsaw Uprising
On August 1, 1944, the Warsaw Uprising began, organized by the Polish government in exile and the command of the Home Army. Pro-Western politicians sought not only to get rid of the fascist yoke, but also to prevent pro-Soviet structures from coming to power in the country. By that time, during the operation "Bagration", the communications of the Red Army were stretched for many kilometers, and therefore it could not provide substantial support to the Warsaw underground workers. Meanwhile, the German administration received information from the agents about the performance and managed to prepare for it. Two months later, the uprising that was uncoordinated with the command of the Red Army and the Western allies was brutally suppressed - tens of thousands of civilians were killed, left-bank Warsaw was destroyed, and the rebels capitulated.