Fall of Warsaw

German troops reached parts of Warsaw on September 8 and 9, 1939. During the German siege of Warsaw, the city sustained heavy damage from air attacks and artillery shelling. Warsaw surrendered on September 28. Here, German troops occupy Warsaw. This footage comes from "Tale of a City," a film made by a Polish underground film unit.


On September the 27th, the signal of the Warsaw radio had been heard for the last time. For the last time the Mayor Starzynski addressed the people of Warsaw and the world. [music]. Warsaw fell.


  • National Archives - Film

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