"W" hour
  • Henryk Troszczyński
    Alias: Murarz
    Command: Waligóra
    W Hour assembly point: Warsaw, 39 Wolska Street

    This day wasn’t full of fear. For us, young people (as we all pushed ahead to it) it was the day full of joy, finally we all believed in victory however, the battles went either way - tragically.

  • Henryk Troszczyński
    Alias: Murarz
    Command: Waligóra
    W Hour assembly point: Warsaw, 39 Wolska Street

    This day wasn’t full of fear. For us, young people (as we all pushed ahead to it) it was the day full of joy, finally we all believed in victory however, the battles went either way - tragically.

  • Jerzy Peltz
    Alias: Szerszeń
    Unit: Chrobry I
    W Hour assembly point: Warsaw, 87 Sienna Street

    It’s 3pm. Jurek, in the dormitory on 87 Sienna Street is beginning his non-comissioned officer exam. He’s not gonna make it on time. His several colleagues will also be examined by the burning city.

  • Jerzy Peltz 
    Alias: Szerszeń
    Unit: Chrobry I 
    W Hour assembly point: Warsaw, 87 Sienna Street

    It’s 3pm. Jurek, in the dormitory on 87 Sienna Street is beginning his non-comissioned officer exam. He’s not gonna make it on time. His several colleagues will also be examined by the burning city.

  • Jan Glińśki
    Alias: Gbur, Doktór Jan
    W Hour assembly point: Warsaw, 34 Nowogrocka Street

    Being a doctor, he shows up in scheduled medical facility at 34 Nowogrodzka Street. Although it was easy to feel the solemn atmosphere in the air, the personnel keeps calm. You could believe it is just another, casual work-shift. You can see white tunics, red cross bands on arms. What may surpise is the group of dozen of beautiful, smiling nurses. - I remeber standing in a huge gate facing the street shortly before 5 pm. There was a block already occupied by the Warsaw Rising soldiers opposite, almost at the doorstep of german soldiers nearby bunker. Next to it there was a small shop still opened, however I didn’t decide to do any shopping.

  • Jan Glińśki
    Alias: Gbur, Doktór Jan
    W Hour assembly point: Warsaw, 34 Nowogrodzka Street

    Being a doctor, he shows up in scheduled medical facility at 34 Nowogrodzka Street. Although it was easy to feel the solemn atmosphere in the air, the personnel keeps calm. You could believe it is just another, casual work-shift. You can see white tunics, red cross bands on arms. What may surpise is the group of dozen of beautiful, smiling nurses. - I remeber standing in a huge gate facing the street shortly before 5 pm. There was a block already occupied by the Warsaw Rising soldiers opposite, almost at the doorstep of german soldiers nearby bunker. Next to it there was a small shop still opened, however I didn’t decide to do any shopping.

  • Władysław Zieliński
    Alias: Burgrabia
    Unit: Wigry
    W Hour assembly point: Warsaw,10 Kościelna Street,

    Kościelna Street, Nowe Miasto district, Warsaw, 1 August 1944, 5 pm. Decision is made, we fight till the last bullet, till the last blood drop.

  • Władysław Zieliński
    Alias: Burgrabia
    Unit: Wigry
    W Hour assembly point: Warsaw,10 Kościelna Street,

    Kościelna Street, Nowe Miasto district, Warsaw, 1 August 1944, 5 pm. Decision is made, we fight till the last bullet, till the last blood drop.

  • Zygmunt Głuszek
    Alias: Viktor
    Gray Ranks
    W Hour assembly point: Warsaw, 27 Aleje Jerozolimskie Street

    I was almost sure that the Uprise  will end with success shortly. The battes should take longer than seven, maybe eight days. This is exactly how long I was wearing the same clothes. After the reckless operation, in the light of german reflectors and fire of their guns I managed to cross the Vistula river partly with canoe and partly simply swimming to deliver reports and get back home again for a while. Once again I said goodbye to my mother and returned. 

  • Zygmunt Głuszek
    Alias: Viktor
    Gray Ranks
    W Hour assembly point: Warsaw, 27 Aleje Jerozolimskie Street

    I was almost sure that the Uprise  will end with success shortly. The battes should take longer than seven, maybe eight days. This is exactly how long I was wearing the same clothes. After the reckless operation, in the light of german reflectors and fire of their guns I managed to cross the Vistula river partly with canoe and partly simply swimming to deliver reports and get back home again for a while. Once again I said goodbye to my mother and returned. 

  • Bolesław Hozakowski
    Alias: ”Pomorski", „Mietek"
    AK - "Baszta" - Unit "Olza" - kompania O-1 - III pluton
    W Hour Assembly point: Warsaw, 40 Lowicka Street Krystyna Kwietniewska-Górecka appartment

    During the last days before Uprising Germans reinforced buildings they occupied almost in a day. The facility that my unit was supposed to seize was also visibly reinforced. A new commander „Flughafen Komando Warschau” General Doefler strenghtened the team of Mokotowski Fort yet two hours before the Uprising outburst with additional division of airmen and more than 100 soldiers from geheime Feld Polizei Luftwaffe known from their toughness and cruelty as they eliminated with no hesitation their own officers and soldiers without court when claimed deserters. Much more premeditated were they when it came to murder Poles - civilians living in neighbouring streets.

  • Bolesław Hozakowski
    Alias: ”Pomorski", „Mietek"
    AK - "Baszta" - Unit "Olza" - kompania O-1 - III pluton
    W Hour Assembly point: Warsaw, 40 Lowicka Street Krystyna Kwietniewska-Górecka appartment

    During the last days before Uprising Germans reinforced buildings they occupied almost in a day. The facility that my unit was supposed to seize was also visibly reinforced. A new commander „Flughafen Komando Warschau” General Doefler strenghtened the team of Mokotowski Fort yet two hours before the Uprising outburst with additional division of airmen and more than 100 soldiers from geheime Feld Polizei Luftwaffe known from their toughness and cruelty as they eliminated with no hesitation their own officers and soldiers without court when claimed deserters. Much more premeditated were they when it came to murder Poles - civilians living in neighbouring streets.

  • Zdzisław Sadowski
    Alias: Pięść
    Unit: Miłosz
    W Hour assembly point: Warsaw, 27 Wspolna Street

    At the moment of the beginning of the Rising was at home, in 27 Wspólna street.
    Being just a brand new high-school graduate Zdzisław Sadowski waited for the beginning of the Uprising at his home. Armed with his own PPK that is Polizei Pistolet Kurz starts fighting. First target - Łazarz hospital.

  • Zdzisław Sadowski
    Alias: Pięść
    Unit: Miłosz
    W Hour assembly point: Warsaw, 27 Wspolna Street

    At the moment of the beginning of the Rising was at home, in 27 Wspólna street.
    Being just a brand new high-school graduate Zdzisław Sadowski waited for the beginning of the Uprising at his home. Armed with his own PPK that is Polizei Pistolet Kurz starts fighting. First target - Łazarz hospital.

  • Bronisław Maciaszczyk
    Alias: Józef
    VI Obwód „ Praga”
    W Hour assembly point Warsaw: Gdański Bridge

    Bronisław Maciaszczyk is yet a scamp, barely twelve-years-old boy. He report himself to assembly in allotments at Gdański bridge. From now on he’s fourteen and at the same time he turns up a man with a rifle.

  • Bronisław Maciaszczyk
    Alias: Józef
    VI Obwód „ Praga”
    W Hour assembly point Warsaw: Gdański Bridge

    Bronisław Maciaszczyk is yet a scamp, barely twelve-years-old boy. He report himself to assembly in allotments at Gdański bridge. From now on he’s fourteen and at the same time he turns up a man with a rifle.

  • Janusz Gołuchowski
    Alias: Orwicz
    VII Obwód „Obroża”
    W Hour assembly point: Warsaw, Białołeka

    There was no such guestion: Why do you go? What for? Nothing like this. I mean everyone knew where I go and what for but they could only bless me.

  • Janusz Gołuchowski
    Alias: Orwicz
    VII Obwód „Obroża”
    W Hour assembly point: Warsaw, Białołeka

    There was no such guestion: Why do you go? What for? Nothing like this. I mean everyone knew where I go and what for but they could only bless me.

  • Zdzisław Grontkowski
    Alias: Ryś
    IV Obwód AK „Ochota"
    W Hour assembly point Warsaw: Reduta Wawelska, 60 Wawelska Street

    I came with boys with the last tram from Śródnieście to Ochota district to Narutowicza square. Scarcely had we passed german bunkers nearby the „Dormitory” and had turned into Mianowski street when the first shots fired. It was 4.45pm. So it begun earlier…

  • Zdzisław Grontkowski
    Alias: Ryś
    IV Obwód AK „Ochota"
    W Hour assembly point Warsaw: Reduta Wawelska, 60 Wawelska Street

    I came with boys with the last tram from Śródnieście to Ochota district to Narutowicza square. Scarcely had we passed german bunkers nearby the „Dormitory” and had turned into Mianowski street when the first shots fired. It was 4.45pm. So it begun earlier…

  • Stanisław Jan Majewski
    Alias: Stach
    Command: Zaręba-Piorun
    W Hour assembly point: Warsaw, 60 Hoza Street

    Maybe if he walked on the other side of the street, if he jumped to other entry gate his history coud be different then. He wanted to fight no matter what the price and he couldn’t imagine any other role for himself at the moment of the uprise outburst. However this doesn’t change the fact that his biography during the uprise was written by the coincidence.

  • Stanisław Jan Majewski
    Alias: Stach
    Command: Zaręba-Piorun
    W Hour assembly point: Warsaw, 60 Hoza Street

    Maybe if he walked on the other side of the street, if he jumped to other entry gate his history coud be different then. He wanted to fight no matter what the price and he couldn’t imagine any other role for himself at the moment of the uprise outburst. However this doesn’t change the fact that his biography during the uprise was written by the coincidence.