Fight for freedom

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Although the insurgents conquered almost three quarters of the urban area in the early days of the struggle, the Germans retained control of Warsaw. In their hands remained investments of strategic importance: the bridges, railway stations, airfields and numerous administrative and barracks buildings. To suppress the uprising, the occupiers used the air force, the artillery and tanks. Altogether about 190 units were used to crush the survey. Despite the enormous determination of the defenders, the opponent destroyed one resistance nest after the other. In the course of September, the insurgents focused only on the defense of strategic areas on the Vistula. The fact that these areas were held made the Poles hope for a successful landing of Soviet troops from the right bank of the Vistula. After two months of bloody fighting, only the city's defenders resisted. In view of the precarious situation and lack of prospects for external assistance, a ceasefire agreement was signed on 2 October 1944.

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Use the internet to learn more about the fight for freedom, look for suitable quotes and create an A4 page. 

Describe the men in image 1. Mention their emotions, facial expressions and weaponry.

Describe the man’s action in image 2. 

Explain the abbreviation “WP” on his arm. 

Where is the man? 



Explain the phrase “asymmetric warfare” and make a connection to the image. 

Characterise the man’s action in image 3 and place it in a historical context.  


Give the image a subtitle and justify your selection

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