The Uprising is now in its third week and the Old Town continues to be barraged by enemy fire power, artillery power, and bombing raids. All sectors are being hit hard by the German forces - the western sector from Długa Street and Krasińnki Square and the eastern zone from Wybrzeze Gdanskie through Bolesc towards Koscielna and Dluga Streets, accompanied by pressure from the south and north. German units have infiltrated Bielanska Street from Tlomackie Street and have captured the northern part of the Bank Polski. After a ferocious battle, the Germans also seized Mostowski Palace. Late this evening insurgents were forced to retreat from their positions and have moved to the State Securities Plant building on Sanguszki Street and its environs. German attacks on the Old Town from Muranow have intensified and they managed to bring the entire area under their control between Nalewki and Bonifraterska Streets. Insurgents of the “Chrobry II” group have taken up positions in Hartwig’s warehouses on the corner of Towarowa and Panska Streets, and is their farthest outpost to the north in the area. Seven hundred and fifty men of the AK unit commanded by Major Okan reached Zoliborz sector today. The Major then returned to Kampinos forest to organize another unit of 2,368 soldiers but they never reached Warsaw. About 45 percent of the men were killed in combat with German army units and while desperately trying to retreat into the mountains - the entire Polish unit was destroyed. About 200 AK units reached Mokotow Sector. One of the units had successfully fought more than a hundred engagements on its way to Warsaw but once within sight of the city, they were unable to get through.
|Henryk Roycewicz "Leliwa"|
|PAST building captured by Polish insurgents|
Insurgents from "Kiliński" battalion after capture of "PAST" building.
Standing with machine gun Edward Mortko "Tumry", next on the right - Bernard Zieliński "Połabski",
behind - on the left Zbigniew Maliński "Sławicz", on the right - Kazimierz Zagórski "Barbara".
|Polish Insurgents capture German prisoners PAST building|
|Insurgents of Kilinski Battalion at barricade near PAST building|
|Polish Insurgents Captured German Weapons|
|Polish Insurgent near PAST building testing flamethrower|
Lt. John Ward, a British soldier, and member of the AK has dispatched messages again today to London reporting on the days events in Warsaw. The message reads as follows:
|Lt. John Ward|
A joint radio message was sent to Stalin by Roosevelt and Churchill urging Soviet approval of American and British assistance to Polish insurgents. Efforts are still being made by Allies to provide supplies and munitions in Warsaw, and save as many patriots as possible. But as yet, nothing is getting through.