|Polish Victims of Wola Massacre Warsaw Uprising|
Lao Che - Barykada (Wola) (00:04:03m)
The Parasol battalion is famous for its many military actions in the years 1943-1944. Among their missions they have organized several assassinations targeting high-level Gestapo officers and Nazi German officials. Many of their attempts were successful. Their most famous plan, called Operation Kutschera, called for the execution of Franz Kutschera, SS and Police leader in the Warsaw District. He was gunned down in February 1944 right in front of Warsaw SS Headquarters. Kutschera was given a death sentence by the Court of the Polish Underground State for crimes committed against the Polish nation, in particular the mass murder of hundreds of thousands of Polish civilians. The execution order was given by Polish Brigadier General Emil August Fieldorf (pseudonym Nil) the commander of KeDyw Battalion and was approved by the Polish government in exile in London. The execution was carried out by members of the Szare Szeregi.
|Nazi Bulletin announcing Death of 100 Polish hostages|
|Soldiers from Gustaw Battalion use trench crossing Aleje Jerozolimskie 1944|
|Lt. John Ward|
|Polish insurgents listening to Underground radio reports|