Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Warsaw Uprising Calendar: August 18 - Germans want to negotiate a ceasefire


 - The Germans created the "Dirlenwanger" Group a unit of approximately 6.5 thousand people commanded by SS-Oberfuehrer Oskar Dirlenwanger, whose soldiers became famous for their particular cruelty towards Polish civilians during the slaughter of Wola. 

- German troops seized the Royal Castle.

- The bombing of the Old Town continued. This time the German air force joined the bombing. The dive bombers caused considerable damage to the buildings of the district. 

The troops defending the Tram Depot suffered considerable losses. The enemy was bolder and bolder in storming the positions of the insurgents. 

In Downtown the Poles made up for the losses from the previous day. The insurgents captured the police barracks. The Germans did not manage to break through to Ujazdow Avenue. 

Germans wanted to negotiate a ceasefire with General Komorowski. The Polish side, believing in its own strength, decides to reject the enemy's proposal.

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