Young Polish soldier defending his city. Gloria victis.
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The Warsaw Uprising
: powstanie warszawskie
) was a major World War II operation by thePolish resistance Home Army
: Armia Krajowa
) to liberate Warsaw
from Nazi Germany
. The rebellion was timed to coincide with the Soviet Union's Red Army
approaching the eastern suburbs of the city and the retreat of German forces. However, the Soviet advance stopped short, enabling the Germans to regroup and demolish the city while defeating the Polish resistance, which fought for 63 days with little outside support. The Uprising was the largest single military effort taken by any European resistance movement of World War II.