|Polish-controlled area (in red)|
Much of the Polish stronghold has steadily been lost to the Germans. In Wola, German offenses escalate however Polish insurgents continue to hold their positions in Okopowa Street, the cemeteries and Stawki Street. Meanwhile insurgents in Powisle have strengthened their positions. German artillery continues to bomb the power station that supplies Warsaw with electricity. There is no report on the degree of damages sustained.
|Soldiers from Kolegium "A" of Kedyw on Stawki Street in Wola district|
During the afternoon German airplanes flew over Warsaw dropping leaflets all over the city. The message calls on Varsovians to leave the city and promises them accomodations, jobs and medical care but threatens "consequences" to those who do not comply.
During the night British planes flew over Srodmiescie and Mokotow and made successful airdrops of arms and ammunition. For the first time since the Uprising began, Polish troops in Kampinos receive their first airdrop of arms and ammunition.
The BBC announced acknowledged today that they have been receiving broadcasts from Station Lighting for the past few days. The mood among Polish fighters is one of elation. It has provided them with assurance that the outside world has heard them and that allied intervention is very near.
There are 57 secret Polish radio stations spread out all throughout Nazi-occupied Poland. But shortly after the Uprising began over a week ago, numerous stations have lost direct contact with London. A few stations are still on the air including the one under the direction of Stefan Korbonski, Head of the Department of Civil Resistance. He is sharing radio facilities with other Polish stations including the radio station of the Polish Peasant Party. Polish radio is being transmitted in several languages (Polish, English and German), and to several target areas: to the Polish Supreme Commander-in-Chief in London, to Polish base near Bari, Italy, and to insurgents fighting in Warsaw, and other areas throughout the nation.
There is constant danger that the Germans will discover the location of the secret radio stations. Needless to say it is most dangerous during broadcasts. German planes have increased their reconnaissance activities in an all-out effort to pinpoint the precise locations of these secret Polish radio transmissions. If found, Germans troops are under orders to destroy them with heavy artillery fire and bombs. Many insurgents are acting as look-outs; some have been spotted clinging to rooftops watching the skies, ready to give the alarm as soon as German planes are spotted on the approach.
|Polish Underground Radio|
|Fake Polish Orders (by Germans)|
Tass, the Soviet news agency is also conducting extensive interference over Polish radio. It is interesting to note that just days before the Warsaw Uprising broke out the Soviet-based Kosciuszko radio station broadcast a rallying cry for all Poles to begin the Uprising. Tadeusz Kosciuzko was one of Poland’s greatest heroes. He was the Supreme Commander of the Polish Armed Forces and led the 1794 Kosciuszko Uprising against Russia and Prussia. Prior to that he was a Colonel in the Continental Army and fought in the American Revolutionary War. For his meritorious service he was given rank of Brigadier General and became a naturalized citizen of the United States of America.