WW2 photo October 1939 'Last days of the defence of Warsaw'

Paper on back:

THE LAST DAYS OF THE DEFENSE OF WARSAW
 
After an air raid, a wounded child (at left) is tended to by citizens, while others look at ruins of a building  set on fire by German bombs.
 
FRANCE PRESSES 1.10.39
Reproduction authorized, after censor approval, for photo and text.

 

Light browning right border of photo, some staining on back.

17 x 13.25 cm

 

Papier sur le dos:

LES DERNIERS JOURS DE DEFENSE DE VARSOVIE

N.P.M. après un raid aérien un enfant blesse (à gauche) est secouru par des habitants, tandis que d’autres regardent les ruines d’un immeuble incendie par les bombes allemandes.
 
FRANCE PRESSE 1.10.39
Reproduction autorisée, Visa de la censure, pour le texte et la photo.

 

Rousseur bordure droite de la photo, taches sur le revers.

 

The Siege of Warsaw in 1939 was fought between the Polish Warsaw Army) garrisoned and entrenched in the capital of Poland (Warsaw) and the invading German Army.

It began with huge aerial bombardments initiated by the Luftwaffe starting on September 1, 1939 following the Nazi invasion of Poland. Land fighting started on September 8, when the first German armored units reached the Wola district and south-western suburbs of the city. Despite German radio broadcasts claiming to have captured Warsaw, the initial enemy attack was repelled and soon afterwards Warsaw was placed under siege. The siege lasted until September 28, when the Polish garrison, commanded under General Walerian Czuma, officially capitulated. The following day approximately 140,000 Polish soldiers and troops left the city and were taken as prisoners of war.

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