Monday, August 16, 2021

Warsaw Uprising Calendar: August 16 - Radio Berlin announces the suppression of the uprising

Captured Panther tank

 German artillery and mortar fire on the Old Town continues. The enemy uses 60 cm shells. The situation of the insurgents seems to be getting worse. 

The German soldiers also fail to take control of the Market Square, which is defended, among others, by the barricades on Podwale, Piwna, and Świętojańska Streets. 

The Germans succeed in capturing the Canonesses Monastery. 

General Komorowski reports to London about heavy fights taking place mainly in the Old Town. The district is under constant fire from the Germans. Stalin contacts Churchill and ultimately refuses to support the fighting Warsaw. He argues this with the words: “This would not have happened if the Soviet command had been informed before the action had begun, and had the Poles maintained contact with it. In the situation created, the Soviet command came to the conclusion that it should separate itself from the Warsaw fight because it could not bear either direct or indirect responsibility for the Warsaw adventure."

Radio Berlin made an announcement about the suppression of the uprising in Warsaw.

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